Wonderful Balloon Ascents

Wonderful Balloon Ascents

by Fulgence Marion

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Wonderful Balloon Ascents by Fulgence Marion

Wonderful Balloon Ascents by F. (Fulgence) Marion

"Let posterity know, and knowing be astonished, that on the fifteenth day of September, 1784, Vincent Lunardi of Lucca, in Tuscany, the first aerial traveller in Britain, mounting from the Artillery Ground in London, and traversing the regions of the air for two hours and fifteen minutes, on this spot revisited the earth. In this rude monument for ages be recorded this wondrous enterprise successfully achieved by the powers of chemistry and the fortitude of man, this improvement in science which the great Author of all Knowledge, patronising by his Providence the inventions of mankind, hath graciously permitted, to their benefit and his own eternal glory."
The stone upon which the above inscription was carved, stands, or stood recently, near Collier's End, in the parish of Standon, Hertfordshire; and it will possibly afford the English reader a more accurate idea of the feelings with which the world hailed the discovery of the balloon than any incident or illustration drawn from the annals of a foreign country.

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ISBN-13: 9781722885274
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/14/2018
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.31(d)

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