Front Matter to the Newtonian System of Philosophy Adapted to the Capacities of young Gentlemen and Ladies
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1 January 2001
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Adapted to the Capacities of young Gentlemen and Ladies, and familiarized and made entertaining by Objects with which they are intimately acquainted:
The substance of Six Lectures read to the Lilliputian Society,
By TOM TELESCOPE, A.M.
And collected and methodized for the Benefit of the Youth of these Kingdoms,
By their old Friend Mr. Newbery, in St. Paul’s Church Yard;
Who has also added a Variety of Copper-Plate Cuts, to illustrate and confirm the Doctrines advanced.
I ntroduction, page 1.
LECTURE I. Of Matter & Motion<A2v>
The four Elements, 34. Air, and Atmosphere, 37. Elasticity of the air, 38. Wind-Gun,40. Earthquakes, 41. Water, 42. Light, and Sound. ib. Echo, 43. Air-Pump, 44. Ventilators, 48. Winds, 49. Mists, Fogs, and Clouds, 52. Rain, 53. Thunder, and Lightning, 55, 60. Snow, and Hail, 56. Northern Lights, 57. Jack-with-a-Lanthorn, or Will-with-the-Wisp, 58. Rainbow, 59. Halos, 60.
Origin of our Ideas, 100. Seeing, 103. Telescopes, 19,106. Separating Colours by the Prism, 107. Hearing, 108. Smelling, 100. Tasting, 111. Touching, 114. Heat, and Cold, 115. Pleasure, and Pain, 117. of the Understanding, 119.