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" I see plainly," he once said, " that all these new-fangled associations will finally dismantle the Royal Society, and not leave the old lady a rag to cover her." And the frown of the masterful old President meant social ostracism to all who chose to disregard... "
Journal of the Chemical Society - Page 564
by Chemical Society (Great Britain) - 1900
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Sketches of the Royal Society and Royal Society Club

Sir John Barrow - 1849 - 228 pages
...worthy of being invited; and if I were, I should decidedly decline." " I see plainly," he continued, " that all these new-fangled associations will finally...Society, and not leave the old lady a rag to cover her." It was not found, however, to do much if any harm to the Royal Society, the same persons in many instances...
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Quarterly Journal of the Chemical Society of London, Volume 109, Part 1

Chemical Society (Great Britain) - 1916 - 674 pages
...the Royal Society, who feared that " these various new-fangled associations will finally dismember the Royal Society, and not leave the old lady a rag to cover her." Davy refers in a letter to WH Pepys dated November 15th, 1807, to the Chemical Club: " Some things...
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Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science, Volume 81

1900 - 440 pages
...which the chemist of our own nation put in action so successfully for the reduction of the alkalis and earths, and you will then no longer doubt that...a certain memorable occasion, confessed to George III. that he was unable to reverse the laws and operations of nature, and was then told he had better...
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Essays in Historical Chemistry

Thomas Edward Thorpe - 1902 - 582 pages
...prophet, the social revolution he foretold may not be reckoned among the achievements of the nineteenth century. Enlightened chemists still appear to have...a certain memorable occasion, confessed to George III. that he was unable to reverse the laws and operations of nature, and was then told he had better...
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Essays in Historical Chemistry

Thomas Edward Thorpe - 1902 - 582 pages
...separated a small quantity of a metallic substance from five or six other bodies, where it existed 2 N in strong combination, and then passed to the perfection...a certain memorable occasion, confessed to George III. that he was unable to reverse the laws and operations of nature, and was then told he had better...
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Essays in Historical Chemistry

Sir Thomas Edward Thorpe - 1902 - 608 pages
...and then passed to the perfection of these means as exhibited in the admirable researches of Tenuant and Wollaston ; lastly, glance but at the new, the...a certain memorable occasion, confessed to George III. that he was unable to reverse the laws and operations of nature, and was then told he had better...
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Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science, Volume 113

1916
...the Royal Society, who feared that " these various new-fangled associations will finally dismember the Royal Society, and not leave the old lady a rag to cover her." Davy refers in a letter to WH Pepys, dated November 15, 1807, to the Chemical Club: — " Some things...
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Science Under Control: The French Academy of Sciences 1795-1914

Maurice Crosland - 2002 - 476 pages
...the Astronomical Society (1820). He is reported to have said that he feared 'that these new fangled Associations will finally dismantle the Royal Society and not leave the old lady a rag to cover her'.43 But Banks was probably thinking less of the growth of science than its subdivision on a more...
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