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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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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...Inquisition for thinking in astronomy otherwise than as the Franciscan and Dominican licensers thought." the great Columbus of the heavens had made his...
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Afternoon readings in the museum

Afternoon lectures - 1866
...from this side the Alps ; but his fame had gone before him. There it was his fortune to visit Galileo, a prisoner to the Inquisition " for thinking in astronomy...than the Franciscan and Dominican licensers thought." There Milton would have continued, or passed from thence into Greece, had not the intelligence reached...
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The Afternoon Lectures on Literature and Art: Delivered in the Theatre of ...

Decoration and ornament - 1866 - 224 pages
...from this side the Alps; but his fame had gone before him. There it was his fortune to visit Galileo, a prisoner to the Inquisition " for thinking in astronomy...than the Franciscan and Dominican licensers thought." There Milton would have continued, or passed from thence into Greece, had not the intelligence reached...
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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 heavens ! what...
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The life, times and scientific labours of the second marquis of Worcester ...

Henry Dircks - Industrial arts - 1866 - 624 pages
...years but flattery and fustian. There it was that I found and visited the famous Galileo grown old, prisoner to the Inquisition for thinking in astronomy...than the Franciscan and Dominican licensers thought. (Vol. iii., page 313.) MUIRHEAD, JAMES PATRICK, MA The Life of JAMES WATT, with Selections from his...
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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...than the Franciscan and Dominican licensers thought." The impression, however, that was made on Milton's mind, judging from his repeated allusions to the...
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Adresses and Speeches

Robert C. Winthrop - 1867
...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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John Milton: Introductions

Roy Daniells - Literary Criticism - 1973 - 343 pages
...the astronomer not as a scientist but as a symbol of the suffering created by bigotry : There it was that I found and visited the famous Galileo grown...than the Franciscan and Dominican licensers thought. And later, in Paradise lost, he speaks of the moon whose orb Through optic glass the Tuscan artist...
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The Birth of a New Physics

I. Bernard Cohen, Professor I Bernard Cohen, PhD - Science - 1985 - 258 pages
...discoveries. Milton, whose views on the epicycle were quoted in Chapter 3, stated that when he was in Italy he "found and visited the famous Galileo, grown old a prisoner to the Inquisition." In his Paradise Lost, he refers more than once to the "glass of Galileo," or the "optic glass" of the...
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God and Nature: Historical Essays on the Encounter Between Christianity and ...

ed LINDBERG, Hilldale Professor Emeritus of the History of Science and Medicine Ronald L Numbers - Religion - 1986 - 516 pages
...flattery and fustian. There it was that I found and visited the famous Galileo, grown old, a prisoner of the Inquisition, for thinking in astronomy otherwise than the Franciscan and Dominican licensers thought.4" In fact, Galileo's condemnation was the result of the complex interplay of untoward political...
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