Scientific Lives

Scientific Lives The honourable Robert Boyle esq the son of Richard Boyle the first Earl of Cork was born at Lis in the county of Cork He was nursed by an Irish nurse after the Irish manner where they put the chil

  • Title: Scientific Lives
  • Author: John Aubrey Ruth Scurr
  • ISBN: 9781843911692
  • Page: 175
  • Format: Paperback
  • The honourable Robert Boyle esq the son of Richard Boyle, the first Earl of Cork, was born at Lis in the county of Cork He was nursed by an Irish nurse, after the Irish manner, where they put the child in a pendulous satchel instead of a cradle, with a slit for the child s head to peep out This new selection from John Aubrey s enormous work of 17th century biogra The honourable Robert Boyle esq the son of Richard Boyle, the first Earl of Cork, was born at Lis in the county of Cork He was nursed by an Irish nurse, after the Irish manner, where they put the child in a pendulous satchel instead of a cradle, with a slit for the child s head to peep out This new selection from John Aubrey s enormous work of 17th century biography, Brief Lives, brings together his writings on contemporary scientists, explorers and men of innovation, including astronomer Edmund Halley, celebrated mapmaker Wenceslaus Hollar, and the architects Christopher Wren and Inigo Jones Simultaneously quirky, amusing, and informative, these pieces together provide a fascinating portrait of an exciting and inventive age.

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    1. While I do understand the importance of preserving information about the lives of important English Renaissance scientists, the writing was a little dull.

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