The Life of Sir Isaac Newton
by David Brewster
Publisher: Harper & Brothers 1840
Number of pages: 342
The name of Sir Isaac Newton has by general consent been placed at the head of those great men who have been the ornaments of their species. However imposing be the attributes with which time has invested the sages and the heroes of antiquity, the brightness of their fame has been eclipsed, by the splendour of his reputation ; and neither the partiality of rival nations, nor the vanity of a presumptuous age, has ventured to dispute the ascendency of his genius.
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