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Page 98 - And lastly, we do by these presents, for us, our heirs and successors, grant unto the said James Russell, his executors, administrators, and assigns, that these, our letters patent, or the enrolment or exemplification thereof, shall be in and by all things good, firm, valid, sufficient, and effectual, in the law, according to the true intent and meaning thereof...
Page 2 - Saturn, the spots in the sun, and its turning on its own axis, the inequalities and selenography of the Moon, the several phases of Venus and Mercury, the improvement of telescopes, and grinding of glasses for that purpose, the weight of air, the possibility, or impossibility of vacuities, and nature's abhorrence thereof, the Torricellian experiment in quicksilver, the descent of heavy bodies, and the degrees of acceleration therein; and divers other things of like nature.
Page 86 - England and their successors, to their only proper use and behoof forever more, to be holden of us, our heirs and successors, as of our manor of East Greenwich in the county of Kent, by fealty only, in free and common soccage...
Page 123 - ... to the author of the most important discovery or useful improvement, which shall be made and published by printing, or in any way made known to the public, in any part of...
Page 2 - Our business was (precluding matters of theology and state affairs) to discourse and consider of philosophical enquiries, and such as related thereunto: — as Physick, Anatomy, Geometry, Astronomy, Navigation, Staticks, Magneticks, Chymicks, Mechanicks, and Natural Experiments; with the state of these studies and their cultivation at home and abroad.
Page 1 - I had the opportunity of being acquainted with divers worthy persons, inquisitive into natural philosophy, and other parts of human learning ; and particularly of what hath been called the New Philosophy, or Experimental Philosophy.
Page 41 - ... ordained, or provided, or any other thing, cause, or matter, whatsoever, in any wise notwithstanding. In witness whereof, we have caused these our letters to be made patent. Witness ourself at Westminster, the 23d day of May, in the seventh year of our reign of England, France, and Ireland, and of Scotland the * * * * Per ipsum Regem.
Page 38 - To all to whom these present letters shall come, greeting : know ye, that we of our special grace, and of our certain knowledge, and mere motion, have...
Page 88 - Successors as of our Manor of East Greenwich in the County of Kent in free and Common Soccage and not in Capite or by Knights Service.