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Confined in the Fleet Prison

“Copy of a room in the Fleet Prison; Tom sits at a table, to left, on which is a rejection letter from John Rich to whom he has submitted a play; his wife clenches her fists, the gaoler asks for garnish money and a boy asks payment for a tankard of...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 7 Mar 2022

The Glassmaker and The Astronomer

 Portrait of Galileo Galilei, 1636 (detail),by Justus Sustermans (1597-1681).Galileo Galilei lived almost simultaneously with glassmaker and alchemist Antonio Neri. Both were employed by the Medici royal court in Tuscany and both spent considerable...
From: Conciatore on 18 Jan 2021

Torricelli and Glass

Evangelista Torricelliby Lorenzo Lippi, circa 1647Evangelista Torricelli (1608–1647) is remembered as the inventor of the mercury barometer. Lesser known are a number of significant contributions he made to mathematics, astronomy and physics. There...
From: Conciatore on 20 Nov 2020

A Philosophical Explosion

 Glass drops demonstration in slow motion(Starts after the ad)Previously, we started a tour through Europe that followed the introduction of an item called a "glass drop,"  "Prince Rupert's drop" or "Dutch tear." [1] Today we will explore the...
From: Conciatore on 21 Aug 2020

The Glassmaker and the Astronomer

Portrait of Galileo Galilei, 1636 (detail),by Justus Sustermans (1597-1681).Galileo Galilei lived almost simultaneously with glassmaker and alchemist Antonio Neri. Both were employed by the Medici royal court in Tuscany and both spent considerable time...
From: Conciatore on 22 May 2020

Torricelli and Glass

Evangelista Torricelliby Lorenzo Lippi, circa 1647Evangelista Torricelli (1608–1647) is remembered as the inventor of the mercury barometer. Lesser known are a number of significant contributions he made to mathematics, astronomy and physics. There...
From: Conciatore on 14 Feb 2020

Shakespeare and the moon

Astronaut on the moon, 1969 It’s fifty years since the first moon landing in July 1969, and most people who were alive at the time must have memories of it. My father woke me up to watch Neil Armstrong become the first human ever to tread on the...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 23 Jul 2019

Torricelli and Glass

Evangelista Torricelliby Lorenzo Lippi, circa 1647Evangelista Torricelli (1608–1647) is remembered as the inventor of the mercury barometer. Lesser known are a number of significant contributions he made to mathematics, astronomy and physics. There...
From: Conciatore on 19 Jul 2019

The Glassmaker and the Astronomer

Portrait of Galileo Galilei, 1636 (detail),by Justus Sustermans (1597-1681).Galileo Galilei lived almost simultaneously with glassmaker and alchemist Antonio Neri. Both were employed by the Medici royal court in Tuscany and both spent considerable time...
From: Conciatore on 17 Jun 2019

The full moon in eclipse

An old man sits outdoors in an upholstered chair, looking through a telescope which is pointed up left to a black woman standing on a cliff with her dress pulled up and her large derrière bared. A dog sits by the man’s chair with a similar...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 10 Jan 2019

Torricelli and Glass

Evangelista Torricelliby Lorenzo Lippi, circa 1647Evangelista Torricelli (1608–1647) is remembered as the inventor of the mercury barometer. Lesser known are a number of significant contributions he made to mathematics, astronomy and physics. There...
From: Conciatore on 24 Oct 2018

Philosophical Explosion

Glass drops demonstration in slow motion(Starts after the ad)Previously, we started a tour through Europe that followed the introduction of an item called a "glass drop,"  "Prince Rupert's drop" or "Dutch tear." [1] Today we will explore the attempt...
From: Conciatore on 19 Oct 2018

The Glassmaker and the Astronomer

Portrait of Galileo Galilei, 1636 (detail),by Justus Sustermans (1597-1681).Galileo Galilei lived almost simultaneously with glassmaker and alchemist Antonio Neri. Both were employed by the Medici royal court in Tuscany and both spent considerable time...
From: Conciatore on 3 Sep 2018

Torricelli and Glass

Evangelista Torricelli by Lorenzo Lippi, circa 1647 Evangelista Torricelli (1608–1647) is remembered as the inventor of the mercury barometer. Lesser known are a number of significant contributions he made to mathematics, astronomy and physics....
From: Conciatore on 8 Dec 2017

A Philosophical Explosion

Glass drops demonstration in slow motion Previously, we started a tour through Europe that followed the introduction of an item called a "glass drop,"  "Prince Rupert's drop" or "Dutch tear." [1] Today we will explore the attempt of an enlightenment...
From: Conciatore on 4 Dec 2017

The Glassmaker and the Astronomer

Portrait of Galileo Galilei, 1636 (detail), by Justus Sustermans (1597-1681). Galileo Galilei lived almost simultaneously with glassmaker and alchemist Antonio Neri. Both were employed by the Medici royal court in Tuscany and both spent considerable...
From: Conciatore on 16 Oct 2017

Torricelli on Glass

Evangelista Torricelli by Lorenzo Lippi, circa 1647 Evangelista Torricelli (1608–1647) is remembered as the inventor of the mercury barometer. Lesser known are a number of significant contributions he made to mathematics, astronomy and physics....
From: Conciatore on 6 Jan 2017

Thomas Hobbes on Glass

Thomas Hobbes by John Michael Wright , (National Portrait Gallery). Last week we started a tour through Europe that followed the introduction of an item called a "glass drop,"  "Prince Rupert's drop" or "Dutch tear." [1] Today we will explore the...
From: Conciatore on 4 Jan 2017

Galileo and Glass

Portrait of Galileo Galilei, 1636 (detail),by Justus Sustermans (1597-1681). Galileo Galilei lived almost simultaneously with glassmaker and alchemist Antonio Neri. Both were employed by the Medici royal court in Tuscany and both spent considerable time...
From: Conciatore on 28 Oct 2016

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 105

Unhappy sight, and hath she vanished by, So near, in so good time, so free a place? Dead glass, dost thou thy object so embrace As what my heart still sees, thou canst not spy? I swear by her I love and lack, that I Was not in fault, who bent...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 29 Jun 2016

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