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synodical period


Lunatic verse —

and P are expounded
rule will serve for
mean motion. If
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period to the

mean motion

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to 77


Last two pages of The Laws of the Moon’s Motion according to Gravity, by John Machin, which concludes this three-volume edition of The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy by Sir Isaac Newton, translated by Andrew Motte, and revised and corrected by W. Davis (London, 1803)
University of Wisconsin, Madison copy, digitized January 18, 2008.

rule will serve for
mean motion.

12 November 2012
tags: poetry, accidental; moon, motion of; Newton, Issac; reading, speed; verse, lunatic