Punch, 53 (1867), 177.
Annie W, Keighley, near Haworth
Discovery, Gravity, Mathematics, Mechanics, Nationalism
Without intending to detract from the 'honours which have been awarded' to Isaac Newton and Blaise Pascal, the writer wishes to know 'who actually did discover the principle of gravitation'. Observes that it is 'beautifully and distinctly defined' by William Shakespeare in Trolius and Cressida, and points out that these lines were penned long before Newton and Pascal were born.
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