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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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Great Experiments in Physics: Firsthand Accounts from Galileo to Einstein

Morris H. Shamos - Science - 1987 - 370 pages
...still working with his students Viviani and Torricelli. Milton wrote of his visit: . . . There it was that I found and visited the famous Galileo grown...than the Franciscan and Dominican Licensers thought." Galileo died on January 8, 1642. He had turned the science of physics to its proper course, and estahlished...
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The Galileo Affair: A Documentary History

Maurice A. Finocchiaro - Science - 1989 - 382 pages
...when in the Areopagitica he commented on his visit to Galileo in Florence by saying: "There it was that I found and visited the famous Galileo, grown...than the Franciscan and Dominican licensers thought." I happen to be extremely interested in this second story and second controversy, and a critical interpretation...
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A Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

Alan L. Mackay - Science - 1991 - 312 pages
...impossible. 135 [Who, in 1638, visited the blind Galileo in Arcetri] There [in Catholic Italy] it was that I found and visited the famous Galileo grown...than the Franciscan and Dominican Licensers thought. Areopagitica. For the Liberty of Unlicenc'd Printing 1644 Herman Minkowski 1864-1909 136 The views...
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Polite Wisdom: Heathen Rhetoric in Milton's Areopagitica

Paul M. Dowling - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 113 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 otherwise than the Franciscan and Dominican licensers thought. (II, 537-38) Honorific as Milton claims...
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Milton: The life

William Riley Parker - Poets, English - 1996 - 1539 pages
...had another memorable encounter with an international celebrity. 'There it was', he reported later, 'that I found and visited the famous Galileo, grown...the Franciscan and Dominican licensers thought.'" It may have been the great scientist's son, Vmcenzo Galilei, who made possible this interview, or it...
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The Strength of a People: The Idea of an Informed Citizenry in America, 1650 ...

Richard D. Brown - History - 1997 - 252 pages
...connection, Milton appealed to the most notorious case of censorship known to learned contemporaries: "I visited the famous Galileo, grown old, a prisoner...otherwise than the Franciscan and Dominican licensers thought."28 In 1642 the astronomer had died, and if the censors could have had their way, his ideas...
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Painting the Heavens: Art and Science in the Age of Galileo

Eileen Reeves - Science - 1999 - 310 pages
...212, 214-215. 40. Milton was in Florence in the summer of 1638, and it was presumably then that he "found and visited the famous Galileo, grown old,...than the Franciscan and Dominican licensers thought," as he related it in the Aeropagitica. On the question of Milton's visit to Italy, see Mario Di Cesare,...
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Galileo on the World Systems: A New Abridged Translation and Guide

Galileo Galilei - Science - 1997 - 387 pages
...theAreopagitica John Milton recalled his meeting with him in Florence by saying that "there it was that I found the famous Galileo, grown old a prisoner to the Inquisition, for thinking in astronomy otherwise than the Franeisean and Dominiean lieensers thought.7 Upon his death, Galileo's body was buried at the Chureh...
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The Cambridge Companion to Galileo

Peter Machamer - Philosophy - 1998 - 462 pages
...his Areopagitica - Speech for the Liberty of Unlicenc'd Printing (1644), he mentions his meeting with "the famous Galileo grown old, a prisoner to the Inquisition, for thinking in Astronomy otherwise then the Franciscan and Dominican licenser thought."33 Galileo's martyrdom as a legend, however, prospered...
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Essays on Galileo and the History and Philosophy of Science, Volume 1

Stillman Drake - Philosophy - 1999 - 476 pages
...defense of a free press. Milton recalled his visit to Florence a few years earlier, saying: "There it was that I found and visited the famous Galileo, grown...otherwise than the Franciscan and Dominican licensers of thought." In the same year. Sir Kenelm Digby published at Paris the first edition of his Two treatises,...
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