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" Wherefore if according to what we have already said it should return again about the year 1758, candid posterity will not refuse to acknowledge that this was first discovered by an Englishman. "
History of Astronomy - Page 79
by George Forbes - 1909 - 200 pages
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The inverted scheme of Copernicus: with the pretended experiments upon which ...

B. Prescot - Bible and science - 1822 - 216 pages
...he " if, according to what we have already said, it should return again about the year 1 758, candid posterity will not refuse to acknowledge that this was first discovered by an Englishman." As the statement of La Place is rather curious, and will give us some insight into the...
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The Living Age, Volume 263

1909
..."Wherefore, if according to what we have already said, it should return again about the year 1758. candid posterity will not refuse to acknowledge that this was first discovered by an Englishman." Englishmen have with just pride acknowledged Halley's claim, and science has honored his...
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The Churchman's companion

...satisfaction of proving the truth of their astronomical calculations. PART II. COMET-SEEKERS. " Wherefore if it should return according to our prediction, about...to acknowledge that this was first discovered by an Englishman." — Halley's words concerning the return of his comet. WHO has not heard of Halley's comet,...
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History of Physical Astronomy: From the Earliest Ages to the Middle of the ...

Robert Grant - Astronomy - 1852 - 637 pages
...before the end of 1758, or the beginning t,f 1759. " Wherefore," says this illustrious astronomer, " if it should return according to our prediction about...year 1758, impartial posterity will not refuse to ac knowledge that this was first discovered by an Englishman."* As the time fixed by Halley for the...
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New Outlook, Volume 93

Alfred Emanuel Smith - 1909
...Wherefore, if, according to what we have already said, it should return again about the year 1758, candid posterity will not refuse to acknowledge that this was first discovered by an Englishman." When the comet blazed forth on Christmas day, 1758, it was forever shorn of the dreadful...
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The Heavens and the Earth: or, familiar illustrations of Astronomy

Thomas Milner - 1873
...correspondence of the intervals. " Wherefore," he remarked, in announcing the result of his investigation, " if it should return, according to our prediction,...to acknowledge that this was first discovered by an Englishman." He had been gathered to the grave in Lee churchyard seventeen years when the prediction...
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The World of Comets

Amédée Guillemin - Comets - 1877 - 548 pages
...Wherefore, if according to what we have already said, it should return again about the year 1758, candid posterity will not refuse to acknowledge that this was first discovered by an Englishman.' * Posterity has remembered and science recognised the claim of the English astronomer,...
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Science, Volume 22

Science - 1905
...Wherefore if according to what we have already said it should return again about the year 17.38, candid posterity will not refuse to acknowledge that this was first discovered by an Enylishman. Such was Halley's prediction published in the year 1705. The comet pursued its course,...
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The Story of the Heavens

Robert Stawell Ball - Astronomy - 1885 - 551 pages
...completed its revolution ; and, in language almost touching, the great astronomer writes : " Wherefore if it should return according to our prediction about...to acknowledge that this was first discovered by an Englishman." As the time drew nigh when this great event was expected, it awakened the liveliest interest...
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A Handbook of Descriptive and Practical Astronomy: The sun, planets, and comets

George Frederick Chambers - Astronomical instruments - 1889
...the end of 1758 or the beginning of 1759. He thus plaintively wrote on the subject : — " Wherefore if it should return according to our prediction about...to acknowledge that this was first discovered by an Englishman." Although Halley did not survive to see his prediction fulfilled, yet, as the time drew...
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