A Collection of Letters Illustrative of the Progress of Science in England; From the Reign of Queen Elizabeth to That of Charles the Second

A Collection of Letters Illustrative of the Progress of Science in England; From the Reign of Queen Elizabeth to That of Charles the Second

List price: US$12.18

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...not Vieta's (consisting of 3400 Julian years), as great a mathematician as he was, and as well skilled in diagramms: which (if upon such a sudden, amidst the cluttering noise of my labourers about mine ears pulling down my house, and the hammering of my masons to build a new, I rightly conceive) to make a truly defined period, he must correct it by my rules, making it shorter by one whole month of 29 days than Vieta himself propounded: and so equalling it to eleven halfs of my great period together with my duodenarie period. Or whether he thinks not any period at all profitable or needful for the restoring of the year and calendar? But, and if my form of calendar displease him; it may please him to understand, that the calendar is not of the essence, but an accident to the period: as whereunto any form of either lunar or solar calendar may be accommodated; even the Julian itself: as I have well-nigh two years since declared in the preface of my three Diatribae, as some of my learned and worshipful friends can bear me witness: there being the same reason of the more ancient solar calendar of Dionysius Alexandrinus, and of the Augustan Alexandrinian, with twelve tricenary months, and five or six days appendices; more commodiously to be placed immediately before either equinox, or the aestine solstice. Hereof I desire an answer with as much convenient speed as you can procure it: and so I commit you to God's gracious protection. Yours, THOMAS LYDYAT. To the right worshipful his ever honoured tutor, Sir Henry Martine, Judge of the Court of Admiralty, $c., in our Lord and Saviour Christ, health and prosperity of soul, body and whole estate. Sir, --My request unto you is to move Sir John Wolstenham (and whomsoever else you know..show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236788427
  • 9781236788429