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" that must render the name for ever memorable in science, and revered by those who delight in the contemplation of whatever is excellent and sublime." After Newton's discovery of the mechanical laws of the elliptical orbits of the planets, La Grange's... "
On the Connexion of the Physical Sciences - Page 21
by Mary Somerville - 1834 - 458 pages
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 11

1808 - 532 pages
...orbits of the planets, La Grange's discovery of their periodical inequalities is, without doubt, die noblest truth in physical astronomy ; and, in respect of the doctrine of final causes, it may^fcily be regarded as the greatest of all. The 'discovery of this great truth, however, on the present...
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The Works of John Playfair ...: With a Memoir of the Author ...

John Playfair - 1822
...excellent and subr lime. After Newton's discovery of the elliptic orbits of the planets, Lagrange 's discovery of their periodical inequalities is, without...in respect of the doctrine of final causes, it may truly be regarded as the greatest of all. The discovery of this great truth, however, on the present...
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The Works of John Playfair ...: With a Memoir of the Author ...

John Playfair - 1822 - 552 pages
...Newton's discovery of the elliptic orbits of the planets, Lagrange's discovery of their VOL. IV. T periodical inequalities is, without doubt, the noblest...in respect of the doctrine of final causes, it may truly be regarded as the greatest of all. The discovery of this great truth, however, on the present...
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Works, with a memoir of the author, Volume 4

John Playfait - 1822
...Newton's discovery of the elliptic orbits of the planets, Lagrange's discovery of their VOL. IV. T periodical inequalities is, without doubt, the noblest...in respect of the doctrine of final causes, it may truly be regarded as the greatest of all. The discovery of this great truth, however, on the present...
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Mechanism of the Heavens

Mary Somerville - 1831 - 621 pages
...those who delight in the contemplation of whatever is excellent and sublime. After Newton's discovery of the elliptical orbits of the planets, La Grange's...to compare observations separated by long periods. This difficulty is obviated by La Place, who has shown that whatever changes time may induce either...
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Mechanism of the Heavens

Mary Somerville - 1831 - 710 pages
...discovery of their periodical inequalities is without doubt the noblest truth in physical astronomy j and, in respect of the doctrine of final causes, it...to compare observations separated by long periods. This difficulty is obviated by La Place, who has shown that whatever changes time may induce either...
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The American Quarterly Observer, Volume 3

1834 - 410 pages
...system was established by La Grange ; " a discovery," says Playfair, " that must render the name forever memorable in science, and revered by those who delight...causes, it may be regarded as the greatest of all. It appears from the investigations of Laplace and Poinsot, that there exists an invariable plane passing...
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The Edinburgh Review, Volume 59

1834 - 560 pages
...elliptical orbits of the planets, La Grange's discovery of their periodical inequalities is, without doubr, the noblest truth in physical astronomy ; and, in...principle for accomplishing it established, by La Place; hut it has since been extended by M. Poinsot ; it appears that there exists an invariable plane passing...
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On the Connection of the Physical Sciences

Mary Somerville - 1846 - 500 pages
...established by La Grange : " a discovery," says Professor Playfair, " that must render the name forever memorable in science, and revered by those who delight...principle for accomplishing it established, by La Place, and has since been extended by M. Poinsot. It appears that there exists an invariable plane (N. 80),...
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On the Connexion of the Physical Sciences

Mary Somerville - 1849 - 570 pages
...undisturbed by foreign causes. Yonder starry sphere Of planets and of fix'd, in all her wheels, Resembles nearest mazes intricate. Eccentric, intervolved, yet...principle for accomplishing it established, by La Place, and has since been extended by M. Poinsot. It appears that there exists an invariable plane (N. 80),...
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