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" These were their learned speculations, And all their constant occupations, To measure wind, and weigh the air, And turn a circle to a square ; To make a powder of the sun, By which all doctors should b... "
Regimental Coventry; as it is at present acted upon in the British army - Page 691
by James Connell (army surgeon.) - 1837
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The Genuine Remains in Verse and Prose of Mr. Samuel Butler ..., Volume 1

Samuel Butler, Robert Thyer - 1759
...luill be there f Tbefe luere their learned Speculations And all their confront Ocoupation} To meafure Wind, and weigh the Air, And turn a Circle to a Square ; To make a Powder of the Sun, By iwbich all Doilors jhould b' undone ; To jlnd the North-weft Pa/age cut, Although the farthejl Way...
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Poetical Works: With the Life of the Author, Volume 3

Samuel Butler, Samuel Johnson - 1807
...if it do, how long 'twill last? Or if the sun approaches near The earth, how soon it will be there ? These were their learned speculations, And all their...make a powder of the sun, By which all doctors shou'd t>' undone; To find the nonh-west passage out, Altho' the farthest way about ; If chemists from a rose's...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - 1822
...it do, how long 'twill last ? Or if the sun approaches near The earth, how soon it will be there ? These were their learned speculations, And all their...To make a powder of the sun, By which all doctors should be' undone, To find the north-west passage out, Although the furthest way about; If chemists...
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Sketches of the Philosophy of Apparitions: Or, An Attempt to Trace Such ...

Samuel Hibbert - 1825 - 475 pages
...extent. CHAPTER III. THE OPINIONS ENTERTAINED THAT A GHOST WAS A MATERIAL, PRODUCT, St7I GENERIS. " These were their learned speculations, And all their...To make a powder of the sun, By which all doctors should b' undone ; To find the North-west Passage out, Although the farthest way about ; — If chemists...
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The Genuine Poetical Remains of Samuel Butler: With Notes

Samuel Butler - 1827 - 301 pages
...the sun approaches near The earth, how soon it will be there ? These were thdr learned speculation.1! And all their constant occupations ; To measure wind,...To make a powder of the sun, By which all doctors should b' undone ; To fad the North-west passage out, Although the farthest way about ; If chymisUfrom...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent British Painters, Sculptors, and ..., Volume 4

Allan Cunningham - 1831
...whether France or Holland yet, Or Germany be in its debt. They then proceed with other speculations. To measure wind and weigh the air, And turn a circle to a square, And in the braying of an ass Find out the treble and the bass, If mares neigh alto, and a cow A double...
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The Poetical Works of Samuel Butler, Volume 2

Samuel Butler - 1835
...it do, how long 'twill last ? Or, if the sun approaches near The earth, how soon it will be there ? These were their learned speculations, And all their...To make a powder of the sun, By which all doctors should b' undone ; To find the north-west passage out, Although the farthest way about ; If chemists...
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The Poetical Works of Samuel Butler, Volume 2

Samuel Butler - 1835
...it do, how long 'twill last? Or, if the sun approaches near The earth, how soon it will be there ? These were their learned speculations, And all their...To make a powder of the sun, By which all doctors should b' undone ; To find the north-west passage out, Although the farthest way about; If chemists...
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 37

1856
...expressly satirizing the Society's weekly meetings and their mathematical and physical pursuits. " These were their learned speculations, And all their...To make a powder of the sun, By which all doctors should b' undone ; To find the north-west passage out,, Although the farthest way about ; If chymists...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 48

1856
...expressly satirizing the Society's weekly meetings and their mathematical and physical pursuits. •• These were their learned speculations, And all their...measure wind and weigh the air, And turn a circle to ft square; To make a powder of the sun, By which all doctors should b' undone; To find the north-west...
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