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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. "
Mornings in Spring: Or, Retrospections, Biographical, Critical, and Historical - Page 313
by Nathan Drake - 1828
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John Milton: the Patriot and Poet

Edwin Paxton Hood - 1852 - 235 pages
...; that nothing had been written there now these many years, but flattery and fustian. There it was that I found and visited the famous Galileo, grown...than the Franciscan and Dominican licensers thought. And though I knew that England was then groaning loudest under the prelatical yoke, nevertheless I...
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The Poetical Works of Samuel Rogers

Samuel Rogers - 1852 - 451 pages
...many a verse. P. 304, 1. 1. There, unseen, Milton went to Italy in IG'38. "There it was," says he, "that I found and visited the famous Galileo grown old, a prisoner to the Inquisition." ' Old and Wind,' he might have said. Galileo, by his own account, became blind in December, 1G37. Milton,...
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CyclopŠdia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productins of ...

Robert Chambers - Authors, English - 1853
...these many years but Hattcrv and fustian. There it was that I found and visited the famous f´alilco, grown old, a prisoner to the inquisition, for thinking...than the Franciscan and Dominican licensers thought. And though I knew that England then was groaning loudest under the prelatical yoke, nevertheless I...
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A Compendium of English Literature, Chronologically Arranged from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1854 - 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...than the Franciscan and Dominican licensers thought. And though I knew that England then was groaning loudest under the prelatical yoke, nevertheless I...
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SIX MONTHS IN ITALY

GEORGE STILLMAN HILLARD - 1854
...where Milton is said to have visited him. Milton's expression in relating this Incident, is, that he ' visited the famous Galileo, grown old, a prisoner...than the Franciscan and Dominican licensers thought.' He was never actually incarcerated in Florence, and Milton's words, probably, mean no more than that...
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The Poetical Works of Samuel Rogers

Samuel Rogers - 1854 - 451 pages
...owe many a verse. P. 804, 1. 1. There, unseen, Milton went to Italy in 1638. "There it was," says he, "that I found and visited the famous Galileo grown old, a prisoner to the Inquisition." ' Old and blind," he might have said. Galileo, by his own account, became blind in December, 1637....
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Archimedes and Franklin: A Lecture, Introductory to a Course on the ...

Robert Charles Winthrop - Art and science - 1854 - 47 pages
...seasonably something of the noble courage of the brave old Syracusan ! Would that, when summoned before the Inquisition "for thinking in astronomy otherwise...than the Franciscan and Dominican licensers thought," — instead of making an ignominious and humiliating abjuration, he might have been seen boldly asserting...
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An Account of the Life, Opinions, and Writings of John Milton: With an ...

Thomas Keightley - Poets, English - 1855 - 484 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...than the Franciscan and Dominican licensers thought.* And though I knew that England then was groaning loudest under the prelatical yoke, nevertheless I...
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The first four books of Milton's Paradise lost; with notes, by C.W. Connon

John Milton - 1855
...The Liberty of Unlicensed Printing — referring to his stay in Florence, Milton says, " There it was that I found and visited the famous Galileo, grown...the Franciscan and Dominican licensers, thought." I know not how it would look on canvas, but to the " mind's eye " there cannot be a finer picture than...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1856 - 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...than the Franciscan and Dominican licensers thought. And though I knew that England then was groaning loudest under the prelatical yoke, nevertheless I...
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