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William Paley : Natural Theology

Letter from Barbauld to her neice, Lucy Aikin, dated 27/7/1805. "What is your opinion of [begin underline] causation [end underline]? Do you agree with Dugald Stewart, Hume, and Mr. Leslie, because if you do, I think you may as well throw Paley's last work into the fire."

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Anna Letitia Barbauld      Print: Book


Bauld : paper on mining-compass design

Monday, 2 March 1829: 'Dined at the Royal Society Club and went to the Society in the evening. There was a paper read by Mr. Bauld engineer upon the Subject of the miner's compass and the variations to which it is subject from magnetic and electrical qualities in the box of the compass itself or in different substances which approach the needle [makes further observations].'

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