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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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Report of the Annual Meeting, Volume 75, Part 1905

British Association for the Advancement of Science. Meeting - 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 Enylithman.' Such was Hnlley's prediction published in the year 1705. The comet pursued its course,...
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Report of the Annual Meeting, Volume 75, Part 1905

British Association for the Advancement of Science. Meeting - 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 on Enyliehman.' Such was Halley's prediction published in the year 1705. The comet pursued its course,...
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The Popular Science Monthly, Volume 75

Science - 1909
...planet. He wrote: "Wherefore, if it should return according to our predictions about the year 175S. impartial posterity will not refuse to acknowledge that this was first discovered by an Englishman." This was not only a great advance in astronomy and important in its relation to the theory...
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Fundamentals of Astrodynamics

Roger R. Bate, Donald D. Mueller, Jerry E. White - Technology & Engineering - 1971 - 455 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."2 No one could be certain he was right, much less that it might not succumb to a churlish...
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The Sociology of Science: Theoretical and Empirical Investigations

Robert K. Merton - Social Science - 1973 - 605 pages
...comet that "if it should return according to our prediction about the year 1758 [as of course it did], impartial posterity will not refuse to acknowledge that this was first discovered by an Englishman."21 Or to move abruptly to the present, we see the Russians, now that they have taken a...
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The Sociology of Science: Theoretical and Empirical Investigations

Robert K. Merton - Social Science - 1973 - 605 pages
...nation invents, only for the neglect to publish them ourselves." So, also, Halley says of his comet that "if it should return according to our prediction about the year 1758 [as of course it did], impartial posterity will not refuse to acknowledge that this was first discovered...
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Destiny Or Chance: Our Solar System and Its Place in the Cosmos

Stuart Ross Taylor - Science - 2000 - 229 pages
...to see his prediction fulfilled. However, he hoped that, 'if the comet should return in 1758, candid posterity will not refuse to acknowledge that this was first discovered by an Englishman'.4 His wish has certainly been fulfilled. Halley has been perturbed out of the Oort Cloud...
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Fire in the Sky: Comets and Meteors, the Decisive Centuries, in British Art ...

Roberta J. M. Olson, Jay M. Pasachoff - Art - 1999 - 383 pages
..."Where, 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." ' 9 In 1 7 1 9 Halley was appointed Astronomer Royal, a position he held until his death...
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Planetary Sciences

Imke de Pater, Jack J. Lissauer, Jack Lissauer - Science - 2001 - 528 pages
...Wherefore, if according to what we have already said it should return again about the year l758, candid posterity will not refuse to acknowledge that this was first discovered by an Englishman. Edmond Halley, (152.Astronomical Tables, London The generally unexpected and sometimes...
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Solar System Evolution: A New Perspective

Stuart Ross Taylor - Science - 2001 - 460 pages
...enough to see his prediction fulfilled, he hoped that, "if the comet should return in 1758, candid posterity will not refuse to acknowledge that this was first discovered by an Englishman" [66]. Comet Halley has been perturbed out of the Oort Cloud into a retrograde Earth-crossing...
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