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" There it was that I found and visited the famous Galileo, grown old, a prisoner to the Inquisition, for thinking in astronomy otherwise than the Franciscan and Dominican licensers thought. "
THE COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS OF SAMUEL ROGERS - Page 446
by EPES SARGENT - 1854
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The poetical works of John Milton, with illustr. by E.H. Corbould and J. Gilbert

John Milton - 1864
...denied the free expression of opinions, against which he was now contending. "There it was, in Italy," says he, "that I found and visited the famous Galileo, grown old, a prisoner in the Inquisition for thinking in astronomy otherwise than the Franciscan and Dominican licensers...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1865 - 776 pages
...wits ; that nothing had been there written now these many years but flattery and fustian. There it was that I found and visited the famous Galileo, grown old, a prisoner to the inquisition, for thinking in astronomy otherwise than the Franciscan and Dominican licensers thought. And though...
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Life and Times of John Milton

William Carlos Martyn - Great Britain - 1866 - 307 pages
...gazed with reverend attention upon the mien of Italy's most famous son. "There it was," wrote Milton, "that I found and visited the famous Galileo, grown old, a prisoner to the Inquisition for thinking in astronomy otherwise than as the Franciscan and Dominican licensers thought." the great...
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The British Controversialist and Literary Magazine, Volume 2

1866
...nothing but bemoan the servile condition into which learning amongst them was brought. There it was that I found and visited the famous Galileo, grown old, a prisoner to the Inquisition, for thinking in astronomy otherwise than the Franciscan and Dominican licences thought. Lords and Commons...
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Annales of the Dudley Observatory, Volume 1

Dudley Observatory - Astronomy - 1866
...futuri. That was the house "where," says MILTON, (another of those of whom the world was not worthy,) "I found and visited the famous GALILEO, grown old, — a prisoner to the Inquisition, for thinking on astronomy, otherwise than as the Dominican and Franciscan licensers thought."* Great...
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Astronomical Register: A Medium of Communication for Amateur ..., Volume 4

Astronomy - 1867
...most suggestive visit is that given by the great poet in these few words : " There (in Italy) it was that I found and visited the famous Galileo, grown old, a prisoner to the Inquisition, for thinking in astronomy otherwise than the Franciscan and Dominican licensers thought." The impression,...
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Paradise Lost: A Poem in Twelve Books

John Milton - 1868
...of intimacy with several Florentines well known as men of letters, and says himself, " Here it was that I found and visited the famous Galileo, grown old, a prisoner to the Inquisition for thinking in astronomy otherwise than the Franciscan and Dominican licensers thought." At Naples,...
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Wonderful Inventions: From the Mariner's Compass to the Electric Telegraph Cable

John Timbs - Inventions - 1868 - 400 pages
...Milton, in one of his works, speaking of Italy, thus alludes to the circumstance : — " There it was that I found and visited the famous Galileo, grown old, a prisoner to the Inquisition, for thinking in Astronomy otherwise than the Franciscan and Dominican licensers thought." Nearly half...
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Choice Specimens of English Literature: Selected from the Chief English ...

Thomas Budd Shaw, William Smith - English literature - 1869 - 477 pages
...wits; that nothing had been there written now these many years but flattery and fustian. There it was that I found and visited the famous Galileo, grown old, a prisoner to the inquisition, for thinking in astronomy otherwise than the Franciscan and Dominican licensers thought. And though...
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Home Pictures of English Poets, for Fireside and Schoolroom

Kate Sanborn - English poetry - 1869 - 291 pages
...villa, received with cordial kindness by the blind old sage. To use his own words : " There it was that I found and visited the famous Galileo, grown old, a prisoner to the Inquisition, for thinking in astronomy otherwise than as the Franciscan and Dominican licensers thought." While...
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