Catalogue Entry: THEM00291

An Account of the Systeme of the World described in Mr Newton's Mathematicall Principles of Philosophy

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MS Add. 4005, ff. 39-42, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

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Contents

A simplified refutation of various popular arguments against terrestrial motion, based on the Principia.

f. 39r 'I/ Scripture abused to prove the immoveableness of the globe of ye Earth'

f. 40r 'II/ Mathematicks abused to prove the Globe of the Earth immoveable'

f. 41r 'III/ Accurate skill in geometry and Mechanicks required to decide the Question'

[1] a Psal 93.2 & 96.10.

[2] Note:The contents of this note are only visible in the diplomatic transcript because they were deleted on the original manuscript

[3] b Strabo Geog. 1. 1. p. 2, 4.

[4] c Prov. 8.27. Iob. 9.8.

[5] Iob. 38.18. Psal. 50.1.

[6] e Iob. 28.24 & 37.3. Psal. 46.9. & 72.8.

[7] f Psal 74.17

[8] Note:The contents of this note are only visible in the diplomatic transcript because they were deleted on the original manuscript

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