Peter Langtoft's Chronicle, Volume 1

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Printed at the Theater, 1725 - Great Britain - 722 pages

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Page clxiii - Saturn, the spots in the sun, and its turning on its own axis", the inequalities and selenography of the moon, the several phases of Venus and Mercury, the improvement of telescopes, and grinding of glasses for that purpose, the weight of air, the possibility, or impossibility of vacuities, and nature's abhorrence thereof, the Torricellian experiment in quicksilver, the descent of heavy bodies, and the degrees of acceleration therein ; and divers other things of like nature.
Page clviii - That we shall in like manner, without respect of persons, endeavour the extirpation of Popery, prelacy (that is, Church government by Archbishops, Bishops, their Chancellors and Commissaries, Deans, Deans and Chapters, Archdeacons, and all other ecclesiastical officers depending ou that hierarchy), superstition, heresy, schism, profaneness, and whatsoever shall be found to be contrary to sound doctrine and the power of godliness...
Page clvii - Scotland, in doctrine, worship, discipline, and government, against our common enemies; the reformation of religion in the kingdoms of England and Ireland, in doctrine, worship, discipline, and government, according to the Word of God, and the example of the best reformed churches...
Page clxiii - ... as now they are ; with other things appertaining to what hath been called the New Philosophy, which from the times of Galileo at Florence, and Sir Francis Bacon (Lord Verulam) in England, hath been much cultivated in Italy, France, Germany, and other parts abroad, as well as with us in England.
Page clxii - Hank (a German of the Palatinate, and then resident in London, who, I think, gave the first occasion, and first suggested those meetings), and many others.
Page ccxiii - I am sure I shall be a true prophet : I shall be in my grave, and so shall you, my Lord of Durham; but my Lord of...
Page clxi - About the year 1645, while I lived in London (at a time when, by our civil wars, academical studies were much interrupted in both our Universities), beside the conversation of divers eminent divines, as to matters theological, I had the opportunity of being acquainted with divers worthy persons, inquisitive into natural philosophy, and other parts of human learning ; and particularly of what hath been called the New Philosophy, or Experimental Philosophy.
Page clxii - I think, gave the first occasion, and first suggested those meetings), and many others. These meetings we held sometimes at Dr Goddard's lodgings in Wood Street (or some convenient place near), on occasion of his keeping an operator in his house for grinding glasses for telescopes and microscopes ; sometimes at a convenient place in Cheapside, and sometimes at Gresham College, or some place near adjoyning.
Page cxlvi - I was there taught somewhat of Logick ; as a preparation to a further study of it in the University. While I continued a Scholar there, at Christmass 1631, (a season of the year when Boys use to have a vacancy from School,) I was, for about a fortnight, at home with my Mother at Ashford. I there found that a younger Brother of mine (in Order to a Trade) had, for about...
Page cxxv - OR, A BRIEFE DESCRIPTION AND Relation of the late erected Monasticall Place, called the ARMINIAN NUNNERY at little GIDDING in HUNTINGTON-SHIRE.

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