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#886 casandra

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:43 PM

It's not a play eh? Cos if it's John Ford's 'Tis Pity She's a Whore', then I'd definitely raise my pretty eyebrow....:lol:
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:44 PM

No, No, No, forgive my negative reaction!

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:47 PM

No, No, No, forgive my negative reaction!


Can you at least tell us if it's Jacobean or restoration literature so we can narrow it down? and reaction? :lol: as in chemical reaction?
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:50 PM

You are on the right track Casandra (i've only just now noticed that you spell your user name with one s)...

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:51 PM

Areopagitica by Milton ?

Edited by Tabaluga, 27 February 2013 - 12:54 PM.

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:56 PM

Sorry Tabs, no.

It would be considered Restoration I guess.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 01:01 PM

The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan?
One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 01:02 PM

Sorry Tabs, no.

It would be considered Restoration I guess.

You are on the right track Casandra (i've only just now noticed that you spell your user name with one s)...

after all these years eh..:P.....restoration literature was heavy on poetry...Dryden and his lot....and prose would be more religious.....but chemical reaction? Ben Johnson"s The Alchemist..but it's a play.....
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 01:09 PM

after all these years eh..Posted Image.....restoration literature was heavy on poetry...Dryden and his lot....and prose would be more religious.....but chemical reaction? Ben Johnson"s The Alchemist..but it's a play.....

So close, but yet so far. It is not a play or a poem for that matter!

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 01:14 PM

The sceptical chymist by Robert Boyle ?

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 01:15 PM

The sceptical chymist by Robert Boyle ?

Yup. I'm reading it at the moment, it is quite good, but heavy going.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 01:17 PM

I never heard of that book before. Wouldn't have either if it were not for this game and Wikipedia ;)
Can you some up the content in a sentence or two ?

Edited by Tabaluga, 27 February 2013 - 01:18 PM.

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 01:19 PM


The sceptical chymist by Robert Boyle ?

Yup. I'm reading it at the moment, it is quite good, but heavy going.

omg...but the text was a bit misleading bec most of the names he mentioned were philosophers, theologians or christian apologists so I was thinking along this line....is it annotated?
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 01:21 PM

also never heard of it and please can you explain your hints? reaction, errors, water and whatever...
One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 01:55 PM

Basically it is a treatise on the formation of molecules out of atoms in motion and that the classical thought of the elements being Earth, Air Fire and Water is wrong. It also exhorts scientists (well, chemists, if you can call them scientists Posted Image ) to do rigorous experiments. It lays the foundations for modern chemistry and scientific method. It is written as a dialogue between people (the aforementioned philosophers etc.), with Boyle as the person recording and re-telling these events.

As for my hints:

You are bound to get a quizzical look when talking about this book.

Quizzical was intended as a sort of synonym for sceptical.

don't compound your errors though, rigorous thought should get you there.

Compounds - chemical compounds, rigourous...

forgive my negative reaction

reaction - chemistry

So close, but yet so far. It is not a play or a poem for that matter

Casandra was pretty close with The Alchemist, the term "chemist" derives from this word and Alchemist were the first chemists, indeed, Boyle was an alchemist, but is considered the father of modern chemistry. Matter, well I am sure you get it by now.

Yeah, the quote was a bit misleading, but I thought one of you might have read it, and it would have been immediately obvious if I had put a quote about the chemical side of things.




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