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" The third I now design to suppress. Philosophy is such an impertinently litigious lady, that a man had as good be engaged in lawsuits, as have to do with her. "
Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge - Page 4
1841
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 152

1880
...disposed to conceal a discovery, rather than risk a controversy. ' Philo' sophy,' he wrote to Halley ,f ' is such an impertinently litigious 'lady, that a man...good be engaged in lawsuits as have 'to do with her.' Thus the turmoil raised by Hooke on the appearance of the first part of the ' Principia ' inspired...
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Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century ..., Volume 4

John Nichols - Authors, English - 1822
...judicious and impartial an assembly." In a letter to Dr. Halley, he says, " The third book of the Principia I now design to suppress. Philosophy is such an impertinently...be engaged in law-suits, as have to do with her." — His friends, however, of the Royal Society, most fortunately prevailed upon him to alter that resolution....
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Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century ..., Volume 4

John Nichols - Authors, English - 1822
...and impartial an assembly." In a letter to Dr. Halley, he says, " The third book of the Princijria I now design to suppress. Philosophy is such an impertinently...as good be engaged in law-suits, as have to do with her."—His friends, however, of the Royal Society, most fortunately prevailed upon him to alter that...
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The Life of Sir Isaac Newton

David Brewster - Physicists - 1831 - 366 pages
...it with diverse propositions, some relating to comets, others to other things found out last winter. The third I now design to suppress. Philosophy is...to do with her. I found it so formerly, and now I can no sooner come near her again but she gives me warning. The first two books without the third will...
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The Penny Magazine of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

Civilization - 1832
...applied to him to allow them to print it; " Philosophy," he says, writing on the subject to H alley, " is such an impertinently litigious lady, that a man...good be engaged in law-suits as have to do with her." He was, however, eventually prevailed upon to yield; and the work appeared in May 1687. His Optics...
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Lives of eminent persons; consisting of Galileo, Kepler

Lives - 1833
...it with divers propositions, some relating to comets, others to other things found out last winter. The third I now design to suppress. Philosophy is...to do with her. I found it so formerly, and now I am no sooner come near her again, but she gives me warning. The two first books, without the third,...
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Lives of Eminent Persons: Consisting of Galileo, Kepler, Newton, Mahomet ...

Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain) - Biography - 1833 - 571 pages
...it with divers propositions, some relating to comets, others to other things found out last winter. The third I now design to suppress. Philosophy is...to do with her. I found it so formerly, and now I am no sooner come near her again, but she gives me warning. The two first books, without the third,...
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Lives of Eminent Persons

Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain) - Biography - 1833 - 571 pages
...it with divers propositions, some relating to comets, others to other things found out last winter. The third I now design to suppress. Philosophy is...to do with her. I found it so formerly, and now I am no sooner come near her again, but she gives me warning. The two first books, without the third,...
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The Life of Sir Isaac Newton

David Brewster - 1833 - 323 pages
...it with diverse propositions, some relating to comets, others to other things found out last winter. The third I now design to suppress. Philosophy is...litigious lady, that a man had as good be engaged m lawsuits as have to do with her. I found it so formerly, and now I can no sooner come near her again...
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History of natural philosophy from the earliest periods to the present day

B. Powell - 1834
...the third book on the system of the world, yet he determined to suppress it. " Philosophy, he says, " is such an impertinently litigious lady, that a man...to do with her. I found it so formerly; and now I can no sooner come near her again, but she gives me warning." In replying to this letter, Halley expresses...
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