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" I was so persecuted with discussions arising out of my theory of light, that I blamed my own imprudence for parting with so substantial a blessing as my quiet, to run after a shadow. "
THE AMERICAN CYCLOPAEDIA: A Popular Dictionary of GENERAL KNOWLEDGE. - Pagina 347
1875
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The Life of Sir Isaac Newton

Sir David Brewster - 1831 - 323 pagina’s
...December the 9th, 1675, he observes, " I was so persecuted with discussions arising from the publication of my theory of light, that I blamed my own imprudence...substantial a blessing as my quiet, to run after a shadow." CHAPTER V. e of Newton in supposing that the Improvement of Refracting Telescopes was hopeless —...
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Lives of Eminent Persons: Consisting of Galileo, Kepler, Newton, Mahomet ...

1833 - 571 pagina’s
...was," he afterwards wrote to Leibnitz, " so persecuted with discussions arising from the publication of my theory of light, that I blamed my own imprudence...substantial a blessing as my quiet, to run after a shadow." It was, perhaps, the remembrance of these inconsiderate objections of Huygens, that afterwards inclined...
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Lives of Eminent Persons

Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain) - 1833 - 571 pagina’s
...was," he afterwards wrote to Leibnitz, " so persecuted with discussions arising from the publication of my theory of light, that I blamed my own imprudence...substantial a blessing as my quiet, to run after a shadow." It was, perhaps, the remembrance of these inconsiderate objections of Huygens, that afterwards inclined...
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Lives of eminent persons; consisting of Galileo, Kepler

Lives - 1833
...was," he afterwards wrote to Leibnitz, " so persecuted with discussions arising from the publication of my theory of light, that I blamed my own imprudence...substantial a blessing as my quiet, to run after a shadow." It was, perhaps, the remembrance of these inconsiderate objections of Huygens, that afterwards inclined...
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Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain, Volume 10

Edmund Lodge - 1835 - 12 pagina’s
...blamed my own imprudence," said he, adverting to this subject in a letter written some time after, " for parting with so substantial a blessing as my quiet, to run after a shadow." And in another, of later date, he says, " Philosophy is such a litigious lady, that Ħi man had as...
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The church scholar's reading-book, selected from the Saturday magazine

Saturday magazine - 1840
...of the game year, he remarks : " I was so persecuted with discussions arising from the publication of my theory of light, that I blamed my own imprudence...substantial a blessing as my quiet, to run after a, shadow." Nor did bis anxieties, arising from the spleen of his enemies, terminate here. He had, indeed, been...
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A lecture on the origin and reception of several important discoveries

Willson Cryer - 1842
...once observed to a correspondent, "I was so persecuted with discussions arising from the publication of my theory of light, that I blamed my own imprudence...substantial a blessing as my quiet, to run after a shadow." Some French writers also unworthily misrepresented Newton's character ; Bossuet charged him with wishing...
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The Family Library (Harper)., Volume 26

1845
...December the 9th, 1675, lie observes, " 1 was so persecuted with discussions arising from the publication of my theory of light, that I blamed my own imprudence...substantial a blessing as my quiet to run after a shadow." CHAPTER V. Mistake of Newton in supposing that the Tmprovemenf nf Refract ing Telescopes was Iwpelcss...
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The Cabinet Portrait Gallery of British Worthies, Volumes 9-12

1846
...matters of philosophy." And again, " I was so persecuted with discussions arising from the publication of my theory of light, that I blamed my own imprudence...substantial a blessing as my quiet to run after a shadow." The researches on the colours of thin plates, and the explanation known by the name of the Theory of...
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Reading lessons for the higher classes in classical, middle and diocesan schools

William Balmbro'. Flower - 1848 - 80 pagina’s
...course of the same year, he remarks, " I was so persecuted with discussions arising from the publication of my theory of light, that I blamed my own imprudence...substantial a blessing as my quiet, to run after a shadow." Nor did his anxieties, arising from the spleen of his enemies, terminate here. He had, indeed, been...
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