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A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings
     

A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings

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by John Kay
 

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1838 Excerpt: ...ever contrived as a help to experimental inquiry." This was followed, in 1804, by his well known " Essay on the Nature and Propagation of Heat," which was

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1838 Excerpt: ...ever contrived as a help to experimental inquiry." This was followed, in 1804, by his well known " Essay on the Nature and Propagation of Heat," which was written while residing with his brothers at Largo, where the experimental discoveries were made for which the treatise is so much distinguished. The Essay immediately attracted the notice of the Royal Society, by the council of which the Rumford medals were unanimously awarded to him. In 1806, the Mathematical chair in the University of Edinburgh having become vacant by the translation of Professor Playfair to the chair of Natural Philosophy, Mr Leslie came forward as a candidate. He was opposed by Dr Thomas M'Knight, one of the ministers of the city. In addition to the fame of his recent discoveries, Mr Leslie was warmly recommended to the Town Council and Magistrates by testimonials from the most scientific and able men of the day. Vigorous opposition, however, was made to his election by most of the city clergy--who accused him of infidelity--and they insisted on their right to be consulted in the choice of Professors, according to the original charter of the College. They protested against the proceedings of the Council; and subsequently--on the 22d of May--brought the affair before the General Assembly. The leaders in this opposition were of the moderate party, while the cause of Mr Leslie was as warmly espoused by those usually to be found on the opposite side. The case created great excitement. Satisfactory testimonials were produced, as well as one of Mr Leslie's own letters, confirmatory of his orthodox principles. The debate--in which the Rev. Sir Henry Moncrieff The accusation of infidelity rested on a note in the " Essay on the Nature and Propagation of Heat,' in which Mr L...

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2940026755974
Publisher:
H. Paton, Carver & Gilder
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