Let us apply to Newton

“Let us apply to Newton. He will tell us; Don’t believe me; believe only your Eyes, and the Mathematicks: place yourself in a Room entirely darkened, into which the Light comes only thro’ an Hole exceedingly small; the Ray of Light falling upon Paper will give you the Colour White.”


A plate showing the two rainbows follows several leaves of advertisement at the end of the book, listing Barrow’s geometrical lectures, the Philosophical Transactions, a Builder’s Dictionary, and translation of Virgil, among others.


The Elements of Sir Isaac Newton’s Philosophy. By M. Voltaire. Translated from the French. Revised and Corrected by John Hanna, M.A. Teacher of the Mathematicks. With Explication of some Words in Alphabetical Order. London: for Stephen Austin at the Angel and Bible in St. Paul’s Church-Yard, 1738. A recent acquisition.

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