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 21by Mary Somerville - 1834 - 458 pagesFull view
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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),...