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" That gravity should be innate, inherent and essential to matter, so that one body may act upon another at a distance through a vacuum, without the mediation of any thing else, by and through which their action and force may be conveyed from one to another,... "
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh - Page 573
by Royal Society of Edinburgh - 1872
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 108

1858
...abrupt end to inquiry. Newton has expressed himself strongly on this matter, in saying, ' To sup* pose that one body may act upon another at a distance, through ' a vacuum, without the mediation of any thing else, by and ' ' through which their action and force may be conveyed from ' one to another,...
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Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century ..., Volume 4

John Bowyer Nichols - 1822 - 940 pages
...must be, if gravitation, in the sense of Epicurus, be essential and inherent in it. And this is one reason why I desired you would not ascribe innate...distance through a vacuum without the mediation of any thing else, by and through which their action and force may be conveyed from one to another, is...
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Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century ..., Volume 4

John Nichols - 1822 - 934 pages
...gravitation, in the sense of Epicurus, be essential and inherent in it. And this is one reason why 1 desired you would not ascribe innate gravity to me....distance through a vacuum without the mediation of any thing else, by and through which their action and force may be conveyed from one to another, is...
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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind, Volumes 1-2

Dugald Stewart - 1822 - 572 pages
...the " sense of Epirurus, be essential and inherent in it. And this is one " reason why I desired that you would not ascribe innate gravity to me. " That...and essential to matter, so " that one body may act on another, through a vacuum, without the " mediation of any thing else, by and through which their...
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Dissertation, exhibiting a general view of the progress of mathematical and ...

John Playfair - 1822 - 458 pages
...contact ; as it must do, if gravitation, in the sense of Epicurus, be essential or inherent in it. That gravity should be innate, inherent, and essential to matter, so that one body may act on another, at a distance, through a vacuum, without the mediation of any thing else, by and through...
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The Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany, Volume 91

1823 - 832 pages
...according to his opinion, we cannot conceive a body to act where it is not. " That gravity (said he) should be innate, inherent, and essential to matter,...distance, through a vacuum, without the mediation of something else, by and through which their action and force may be conveyed from one to another, is...
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Supplement to the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Editions

1824 - 880 pages
...mutual contact; as it must do, if gravitation, in the sense of Epicurus, be essential or inherent in it. That gravity should be innate, inherent, and essential to matter, so that one body may act on another, at a distance, through a vacuum, without the mediation of any thing else, by and through...
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Encyclopaedia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ...

1824
...contact ; as it must do, if gravitation, in the sense of Epicurus, be essential or inherent in it. That gravity should be innate, inherent, and essential to matter, so that one body may act on another, at a distance, through a vacuum, without the mediation of any thing else, by and through...
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The theology of the early patriarchs, illustrated by an appeal to ..., Volume 1

Thomas Tregenna Biddulph - 1825 - 522 pages
...be essential and inherent in it. And this is one reason why I desire you would not ascribe inherent gravity to me. That gravity should be innate, inherent...distance through a vacuum, without the mediation of any thing else, by and through which their action and force may be conveyed from one to another, is...
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Malvern Hills: With Minor Poems and Essays, Volume 1

Joseph Cottle - 1829 - 318 pages
...sense of Epicurus, be essential and " inherent in it. And this is one reason why I desired you not to " ascribe innate gravity to me. That gravity should...distance through a vacuum, without the mediation " of any thing else, by and through which their action, and force " may be conveyed from one to another,...
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