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The Balance of Physics; or, the Circle of the Square and the Earth's True Solar and Lunar Distances

Author: Edward Dingle
Publisher: S. W. Partridge and Co.
Publish Date: 1886

There is something new without a touch of novelty in this treatise. Frost without, fire within doors, a man sits moodily gazing at the burning coals, and fancies castles or cathedrals, cones or caves of some kind or another in the kindled embers. Holy Scripture is always all aglow. Those who study it constantly are often pleased with coincidences which they picture to their own imagination. Your friend who sits by your side, while you are discovering your fire picture, may not be exactly in the same frame of mind as yourself; so "he does not see it." This is the mildest form of disagreement. Even thus one of you sees a physical law of nature, the other discerns nothing more than the droll humor of a psychological phenomenon. In less pretentious words, our author seems to us to have mixed up two different matters, after the manner of a dream. Some day some one no doubt will discover "the differential calculus" in the Books of Chronicles.