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THE

HISTORY

OF THE

WORKS of the LEARNED,

FOR THE

Year One Thousand Seven Hundred

and Forty-Two.

CONTAINING
IMPARTIAL ACCOUNTS and ACCURATE

ABSTRACTS of the most valuable
Books published in Great Britain,
and Foreign Parts.

INTERS PERS’D WITH

DISSERTATIONS on several curious and enter-

taining Subjects, Critical Reflections, and
Memoirs of the most eminent Writers in
all Branches of polite Literature.

VOL. II.

LONDON:
Printed for JACOB ROBINSON, at the Golden-

Lion in Ludgate-Street. MDCCXLII,

Sexton 12-29-52 . Z310

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New Principles of GUNNERY: Containing the

Determination of the Force of Gunpowder, and an Investigation of the Difference of the refifting Power of the Air to swift and new Motions. By Benjamin Robins, F. Ř. S, London: Printed for J. Nourse, without

Temple-Bar. 1742. Octavo, Pages 95, besides a Preface of 57, 8cc,

T is of little Importance to our Readers to know the Occasion of this Treatise : We need only inform them, that therein the Force and varied Action of

« Powder is so far determined, that the « Velocities of all kinds of Bullets impelled by its 5. Explosion, may be thence computed, and the s enormous Resistance of the Air to swifc Motions

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