A Letter to the Board of Visitors of the Greenwich Royal Observatory in Reply to the Calumnies of Mr. Babbage at Their Meeting in June 1853, and in His Book Entitled The Exposition of 1851

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G. Barclay, 1860 - 37페이지

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10 페이지 - But what my power might else exact, — like one Who having unto truth, by telling of it, Made such a sinner of his memory, To credit his own lie...
19 페이지 - Hodge's barn, Your herds for want of water stand adry, They're weary of your songs — and so am I.
25 페이지 - Licensed Dealers in Dead Cows and Horses, &c., &c., with the exception of a fragment of Mahogany, specially reserved, at the request of several distinguished Philosophers, which, on account of the great anxiety expressed by Foreign Astronomers and Foreign Astronomical Instrument Makers, to possess, when converted into Snuff Boxes, as a souvenir piquant of the state of the Art of Astronomical Instrument Making in England during the I gth Century, will, at the conclusion of the Sale, be disposed of,...
30 페이지 - The remembrance of his former threats more than four years before at the Visitation at the Admiralty, added to the knowledge of the unremitting perseverance with which he had carried on his hostility to Sir J. South, satisfied me that it would be unsafe for the cause of truth, and possibly injurious to myself, if I were not to take measures for making known the nature of the weapons which the Rev. R. Sheepshanks was employing. As he had ventured, after my having given evidence on oath, to threaten...
32 페이지 - South's old friends and acquaintance amongst men of science only, however, were alienated from him. One man was alarmed by the fear that some inaccuracies in his astronomical publications should be severely criticised. Of another it was hinted that his mathematics were all wrong, and might be shown up. Those who were timid feared the anger of the dominant party ; those who were young might have their prospects blighted by even appearing in friendly relations with. him who supported the unequal conflict...
88 페이지 - OF SPECIAL GENERAL MEETINGS. 1. THE Council may at any time call a Special General Meeting of the Society. 2. At least three days...
25 페이지 - Metal. &c., &c, being the Metal of the GREAT EQUATORIAL INSTRUMENT Made for the Kensington Observatory, BY MESSRS TROUGHTON AND SIMMS, The Wooden Polar Axis of which, by the same Artists, and its Botchings cobbled up by their Assistants, Mr AIRY and the Rev. R. SHEEPSHANKS, were, in consequence of public advertisement on the 8th of July 1839, purchased by divers Vendors of Old Clothes...
31 페이지 - Airy, who was afterwards appointed Astronomer Royal, had long before become as deeply engaged as his friend, Mr. Sheepshanks, in this most unfortunate quarrel. Years of aggravating delay and discussion resulted from the procrastinated reference, and at length one of the parties, Mr. Troughton, being dead, a decision not satisfactory to either was given in December, 1838. But the inextinguishable desire ' to put down Sir James South...
28 페이지 - I had no part, and with whose origin I am unacquainted, seems to have had an unanticipated effect in impeding the construction of the Calculating Engines. At the time of the foundation of the Astronomical Society, Sir James South, whose observatory and whose house were hospitably open to every cultivator of astronomy, was on terms of intimate friendship with almost all of those persons at that period most eminent in science. It is sufficient to mention the names of Wollaston and Davy, and to add...

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