Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire Volume 10

Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire Volume 10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...he says: --" I had the pleasure of your note and your mercantile propositions. On looking through them, they bring to recollection something of the same kind, though on a comparatively limited scale, which I, some years ago, presented to the late Mr. Rutson, who had asked me the common-place, vulgar question, ' of what use is Algebra?' You have bestowed considerable labor upon them, and they do you credit; but, with respect to profit, you must, like Goldsmith, draw upon posterity." Another communication to Mr. Dickenson has reference to an error which the latter had corrected in the Nautical Almanac; and it also appears that there were then some thoughts of appointing an Astronomer to the port of Liverpool. Whether that project was carried out at that time or not I am unable to determine, but Mr. Swale thus expresses himself on the subject. "I have not yet been able to attend to your correction by reference to the Nautical Almanac I heard amongst the literati that you were a candidate for the post of Astronomer-Royal to the Royal Institution of the Eoyal town of Liverpool If any bread and cheese hang by this tale of Astronomer, I heartily wish you success." Both the " correction " and the "mercantile propositions," here alluded to, may be seen in the Apollonius, No. I., pp. 97-102. The first number of that work was dedicated to Professor Leybourn, of the Royal Military College, Bagshot, and a letter dated " 6th January, 1824," contains an acknowledgement of the compliment. He is glad that Mr. Swale approves of the Gentleman's Diary, and inquires respecting the continuance of the Quarterly Visitor published at Hull. Mr. Cunliffe, the that a solution of the general problem was a desideratum, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 272g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236543254
  • 9781236543257