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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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Great Astronomers

Robert Stawell Ball - Astronomers - 1895 - 372 pages
...the fulfilment of his prediction, but he says : " If it should return, according to our predictions, about the year 1758, impartial posterity will not...to acknowledge that this was first discovered by an Englishman." This was, indeed, a remarkable prediction of an event to occur fifty-three years after...
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The Observatory, Volume 28

Astronomy - 1905
...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. Such was Halley's prediction published in the year 1705. The comet pursued its course,...
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Science, Volume 22

John Michels - Science - 1905
...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. Such was Ilalley's prediction published in the year 1705. The comet pursued its course,...
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Harper's Magazine, Volume 112

Henry Mills Alden, Frederick Lewis Allen, Lee Foster Hartman, Thomas Bucklin Wells - American literature - 1906
...born in 1656, — but he left a somewhat plaintive as well as patriotic appeal behind him: "Wherefore if it should return according to our prediction about...to acknowledge that this was first discovered by an Englishman." The comet reappeared Christmas night, 1758. At its last return in 1S35 it was a fine object,...
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Report of the Annual Meeting, Volume 75

British Association for the Advancement of Science - Science - 1906
...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.' Such was Halley's prediction published in the year 1705. The comet pursued its course,...
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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 Outlook, Volume 93

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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Comets, Their Origin, Nature and History

Henry William Elson - Comets - 1910 - 52 pages
...made the following modest statement: "Wherefore, if it should return again about the year 1758, candid posterity will not refuse to acknowledge that this was first discovered by an Englishman." Halley refused to give an exact date for the reappearance of the comet, because he knew...
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The Romance of Modern Astronomy: Describing in Simple But Exact Language the ...

Hector Macpherson - Astronomy - 1911 - 324 pages
...long before its return, and he wrote thus : — " If it should return according to our predictions, about the year 1758, impartial posterity will not...to acknowledge that this was first discovered by an Englishman." Posterity has not refused to admit this fact, and the name of Halley has ever since been...
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Secrets of the Stars

Inez Nellie Canfield McFee - Astronomy - 1922 - 273 pages
...belief proven. So he published his theory, adding: "If it should return according to our predictions, about the year 1758, impartial posterity will not...to acknowledge that this was first discovered by an Englishman." The name the comet bears fully shows that posterity, after verifying the truth of Halley...
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