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BALDWIN AND CRADOCK. PATERNOSTER-ROW.
INDEX AND SUMMARY.
LIFE OF GALILEO.
Comparison of the methods of the an-
Definition of the logic of the middle ages ib.
Bacon and Galileo compared . .2
Galileo, his birth and parentage (1564) 3
. was not illegitimate, as generally
• . his father was a man of learning ib.
• exhibits proofs of early talent . 4
•^— constructs models of machinery ib.
studies music and drawing . ib.
sent to the University of Pisa in
q was disgusted with the Aristote-
——- swinging of a lamp, in the ca-
Forms of pendulums used by physicians
State of mathematical knowledge at that
Galileo appointed professor of mathe-
adopts the Copernican system of
astronomy . . . 7, 8
Bruno burnt at Rome in the year 1600,
Galileo, his experiments on the fall of
appointed professor of mathema-
rapid diffusion of his writings ib.
. his re-invention of the thermo-
his thermometer described .11
'his thermometer improved by
Leopold de' Medici and others . 11
State of astronomy in the time of Ga-
of the days of the week . 11,12
Diagram, explanatory of . . 12
Delambre's mistaken preference of Kepler
to Galileo . . . .14
Friendly correspondence between Galileo
and Kepler . . . 15
Reflection of Galileo to the professorship
of Padua . . . . ib.
Remarks on the appearance of a new star
in Serpcntarius, in 160I . . 16
Remarks on a new star in Cassiopeia, in
Third appointment of Galileo to the pro-
Sector, that instrument invented by Galileo ib.
Gunter's scale, and the proportional com-
Galileo's observations on the loadstone, 17,18
account of his writings that are
now lost . . . 18,19
Telescope, concerning the discovery of, by
Porta's claim to the invention of, 20,21
Roger Bacon's claim to the in-
claim by a Dutchman . 23
S]iectacles, antiquity of . 20
Microscopes constructed by Galileo . 25
or, Intelligences of the Stars . 26
Kepler's astonishment on hearing that
Comparison between theory and experi-
Fantasticaihypothesos of Huygens, Sizzi,
Galileo's opinion respecting judicial astro-
Disputes to which the discovery of the
Galileo was the first who conceived that
his observations on the moon 33
.. on Saturn 34, 35
curious anagrams under which
he veiled his discoveries . 34,35
Huygens discovers Saturn's ring in
Herschel's subsequent discovery that,
Galileo observes the crescent appearance
—.— resigns his professorship, and re-