A Universal Biography; Including Scriptural, Classical and Mytological Memoirs, Together with Accounts of Many Eminent Living Characters the Whole Newly Compiled and Composed from the Most Recent and Authentic Sources in Three Volume 2

A Universal Biography; Including Scriptural, Classical and Mytological Memoirs, Together with Accounts of Many Eminent Living Characters the Whole Newly Compiled and Composed from the Most Recent and Authentic Sources in Three Volume 2

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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. 1836 edition. Excerpt: ...small hark was in manifest danger of foundering, he was seen hy the crew of the other vessel sitting in the stern with a hook in his hand, and was heard to cry, "Courage, my lads! we are as near heaven at sea as at land." Ahout midnight the hark was swallowed up hy the ocean, and all on hoard perished with her. GILBERT, or GILBERD (william), a physician and experimental phdosopher, was horn in 1540 at Colehester, of which town his father had heen recorder. After studying at hoth the English universities according to A. Wood (his epitaph mentions only Camhridge), he travelled ahroad for improvement, and prohahly pursued the study of physic, and graduated in it at some foreign university. Returning to his own country, he settled in London ahout 1573, hecame a memher of the College of Physicians, and practised in his profession with great reputation. Queen Elizaheth appointed him her first physician, and gave him a pension; and King James continued him in the same post. He died in 1603, and was huried at Colehester, where a handsome monument was erected to his memory. Dr. Gilhert has perpetuated his name hy a work in natural philosophy, which affords one of the earliest examples of the method of treating such suhjects on the hasis of experimental inquiry. This was his hook " De Magnete, magneticisque Corporihus, et de rnagno Magnete Tellure, Physiologia nova;" Lond. 1600, folio. This performance, the composition of which had occupied many years of his life, and is the fim complete system of magnetism, has heen much commended hy several English writers, and was also received with interest ahroad. Lord Bacon instanccs it as a very meritorious attempt to found a philosophical theory upon experiment, according to his own principles....show more

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  • Paperback | 968 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 49mm | 1,692g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236563581
  • 9781236563583