The Private Life of Galileo: Compiled Primarily from His Correspondence and that of His Eldest Daughter, Sister Maria Celeste, Nun in the Franciscan Convent of St. Matthew, in Arcetri
Nichols and Noyes, 1870 - Astronomers - 300 pages
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Page 272 - I had,) and been counted happy to be born in such a place of philosophic freedom, as they supposed England was, while themselves did nothing : but bemoan the servile condition into which learning amongst them was brought ; that this was it which had damped the glory of Italian wits ; that nothing had been there written now these many years but flattery and fustian.
Page 134 - We suffer him to return to the country whither your liberality recalls him without an ample provision of pontifical love. And that you may know how dear he is to Us, We have willed to give him this honourable testimonial of virtue and piety. And We further signify that every benefit which you shall confer upon him, imitating, or even surpassing your father's liberality, will conduce to Our gratification.
Page 134 - We find in him not only literary distinction, but also the love of piety, and he is strong in those qualities by which Pontifical good-will is easily obtained. And now, when he has been brought to this city, to congratulate Us on Our elevation, We have...
Page 295 - Dialogue of Galileo Galilei on the Two Principal Systems of the World, the Ptolemaic and the Copernican" ; and whereas the Holy Congregation was afterwards informed that through the publication of the said book, the false opinion of the motion of the earth and the stability of the sun was daily gaining ground ; the said book was taken into careful consideration, and in it there was discovered a patent violation of the aforesaid injunction that had been imposed upon you, for in this book you have...
Page 272 - There it was that I found and visited the famous Galileo, grown old, a prisoner to the Inquisition, for thinking in astronomy otherwise than the Franciscan and Dominican licensers thought.
Page 297 - ... promulgated in the sacred canons and other constitutions, general and particular, against such delinquents. From which we are content that you be absolved, provided that, first, with a sincere heart and unfeigned faith, you abjure, curse, and detest before us the aforesaid errors and heresies and every other error and heresy contrary to the Catholic and Apostolic Roman Church in the form to be prescribed by us for you.
Page 297 - Invoking, therefore, the Most Holy name of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and of His Most Glorious Virgin Mother Mary...
Page 14 - It appears to me," says one of the speakers in the " Dialogue," " that they who in proof of any assertion rely simply on the weight of authority, without adducing any argument in support of it, act very absurdly.
Page vi - It has been the endeavour of the compiler to place before the reader a plain, ungarbled statement of facts ; and as a means to this end, to allow Galileo, his friends, and his judges to speak for themselves as far as possible.