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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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David Levy's Guide to Observing and Discovering Comets

David H. Levy - Science - 2003 - 177 pages
...what we have already said it should return again about the year 1 758," he wrote immodestly, "candid posterity will not refuse to acknowledge that this was first discovered by an Englishman."2 According to Brian Marsden, a fellow Englishman and celestial mechanician at Harvard,...
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Time, Quantum and Information

Carl Friedrich Freiherr von Weizsäcker, Lutz Castell - Mathematics - 2003 - 456 pages
...would not live to see if his calculations proved to be correct. But he expressed the hope that "candid posterity will not refuse to acknowledge that this was first discovered by an Englishman". Indeed on Christmas night in 1759, almost 17 years after Halley 's death, the comet was...
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Introduction to Comets

John C. Brandt, Robert D. Chapman - Science - 2004 - 441 pages
...Fig. 1.5. Edmund Halley. (Yerkes Observatory photograph.) also wrote that if he were correct, "candid posterity will not refuse to acknowledge that this was first discovered by an Englishman." Table 1.1 Hal ley's table of orbital elements of some comets The astronomical element...
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In Quest of the Universe

Karl F. Kuhn, Theo Koupelis - Science - 2004 - 674 pages
...according to what we have already said [the comet] should return again about the year 1758, candid posterity will not refuse to acknowledge that this was first discovered by an Englishman. Edmond Halley coma (KOH-mah) The part of a comet's head made up of diffuse gas and dust....
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Astronomical Enigmas: Life on Mars, the Star of Bethlehem, and Other Milky ...

Mark Kidger, Professor Mark Kidger - Science - 2005 - 297 pages
...following comment: "If the comet should return according to our prediction, about the year 1758, immortal posterity will not refuse to acknowledge that this was first discovered by an Englishman." In fact, after Halley 's death his calculations were checked by three French astronomers,...
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