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" The third I now design to suppress. Philosophy is such an impertinently litigious lady, that a man had as good be engaged in lawsuits as have to do with her. "
MEMOIRES OF THE LIFE,WRITINGS, AND DISCOVERIES - Pagina 441
door SIR ISAAC NEWTON - 1855
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 152

1880
...disposed to conceal a discovery, rather than risk a controversy. ' Philo' sophy,' he wrote to Halley ,f ' is such an impertinently litigious 'lady, that a man...good be engaged in lawsuits as have 'to do with her.' Thus the turmoil raised by Hooke on the appearance of the first part of the ' Principia ' inspired...
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Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century ..., Volume 4

John Nichols - 1822
...judicious and impartial an assembly." In a letter to Dr. Halley, he says, " The third book of the Principia I now design to suppress. Philosophy is such an impertinently...be engaged in law-suits, as have to do with her." — His friends, however, of the Royal Society, most fortunately prevailed upon him to alter that resolution....
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Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century ..., Volume 4

John Nichols - 1822
...and impartial an assembly." In a letter to Dr. Halley, he says, " The third book of the Princijria I now design to suppress. Philosophy is such an impertinently...as good be engaged in law-suits, as have to do with her."—His friends, however, of the Royal Society, most fortunately prevailed upon him to alter that...
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The Life of Sir Isaac Newton

David Brewster - 1831 - 323 pagina’s
...want of a good method, which made me afterward return to the first book, and enlarge it with diverse propositions, some relating to comets, others to other...to do with her. I found it so formerly, and now I can no sooner come near her again but she gives me warning. The first two books without the third will...
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The Penny Magazine of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

1832
...applied to him to allow them to print it; " Philosophy," he says, writing on the subject to H alley, " is such an impertinently litigious lady, that a man...good be engaged in law-suits as have to do with her." He was, however, eventually prevailed upon to yield; and the work appeared in May 1687. His Optics...
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The Life of Sir Isaac Newton

David Brewster - 1833 - 323 pagina’s
...want of a good method, which made -me afterward return to the first book, and enlarge it with diverse propositions, some relating to comets, others to other...litigious lady, that a man had as good be engaged m lawsuits as have to do with her. I found it so formerly, and now I can no sooner come near her again...
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History of natural philosophy from the earliest periods to the present day

B. Powell - 1834
...the third book on the system of the world, yet he determined to suppress it. " Philosophy, he says, " is such an impertinently litigious lady, that a man...to do with her. I found it so formerly; and now I can no sooner come near her again, but she gives me warning." In replying to this letter, Halley expresses...
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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham, Volume 4

Englishmen - 1835
...extremely anxious to suppress. " Philosophy," he writes in a letter to Halley, intimating this wish, " is such an impertinently litigious lady, that a man...good be engaged in lawsuits as have to do with her." His objections, however, were at last overcome by the representations of his friends — and the work...
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Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful ..., Volumes 19-20

1841
...altogether, which contains the actual application of the first two books to the existing universe. He says, 'The third I now design to suppress. Philosophy is...to do with her. I found it so formerly, and now I have no sooner come near her again, but she gives me warning. The two first books, without the third,...
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The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffussion of Useful ..., Volume 19

1841
...altogether, which contains the actual application of the first two books to the existing universe. He says, 'The third I now design to suppress. Philosophy is...to do with her. I found it so formerly, and now I have no sooner come near her again, but she gives me warning. The two first books, without the third,...
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