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" Rittenhouse second to no astronomer living ; that in genius he must be the first, because he is self-taught. As an artist he has exhibited as great a proof of mechanical genius as the world has ever produced. He has not indeed made a world ; but he has... "
The Popular Science Monthly - Sayfa 839
1890
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Prodigals and Pilgrims: The American Revolution Against Patriarchal ...

Jay Fliegelman - 1982 - 328 sayfa
...imitation of the Deity. With reference to Rittenhouse's Orrery, Jefferson declared: "As an artist he has exhibited as great a proof of mechanical genius as...than any man who has lived from the creation to this day."65 From Rittenhouse's achievement Paine inferred the metaphysical truth of which so many late...
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The Growth of the American Thought

Merle Eugene Curti - 1957 - 939 sayfa
...Jefferson with pardonable pride and exaggeration wrote of him in his Notes on the State of Virginia: "He has not indeed made a world; but he has by imitation...than any man who has lived from the creation to this day."1 His improvements in the telescope constituted another practical service to astronomy for which...
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Intellectual Life in America: A History

Lewis Perry - 1989 - 461 sayfa
..."A Mechanic," was exorbitantly praised for his contributions to astronomy. According to Jefferson, "he has by imitation approached nearer its Maker than any man who has lived from creation to this day." Jefferson referred to Rittenhouse's famous orrery, an ingenious replica of the...
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Jefferson and Monticello: The Biography of a Builder

Jack Mclaughlin - 1990 - 481 sayfa
...without credit. The astronomer David Rittenhouse, of whom Jefferson had written, "as an artist he has exhibited as great a proof of mechanical genius as the world has produced," had improved the Franklin stove by simplifying it. In the 1790s, it replaced the Franklin...
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Science and the Founding Fathers: Science in the Political Thought of ...

I. Bernard Cohen - 1997 - 368 sayfa
...his clocks, that Jefferson described him in the Notes as "an artist" (that is, an artisan), who "has exhibited as great a proof of mechanical genius as the world has ever produced." In designing and constructing the orrery, or model of the solar system, Jefferson concluded, Rittenhouse...
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Crescendo of the Virtuoso: Spectacle, Skill, and Self-promotion in Paris ...

Paul Metzner - 1998 - 385 sayfa
...astronomer living: that in genius he must be the first, because he is self-taught. As an artist he has exhibited as great a proof of mechanical genius as...any man who has lived from the creation to this day. 6 Jefferson's American Pantheon had different admission standards from ours. For him, Franklin won...
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The American Manufactory: Art, Labor, and the World of Things in the Early ...

Laura Rigal - 2001 - 272 sayfa
...astronomer living: that in genius he must be the first, because he is self-taught. As an artist he has exhibited as great a proof of mechanical genius as...than any man who has lived from the creation to this day.'9 In this passage, it is the mechanical artist, David Rittenhouse, who is Jefferson's central...
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Jefferson: Political Writings

Thomas Jefferson - 1999 - 623 sayfa
...astronomer living: that in genius he must be the first, because he is self-taught. As an artist he has exhibited as great a proof of mechanical genius as...than any man who has lived from the creation to this day.9 As in philosophy and war, so in government, in oratory, in painting, in the plastic art, we might...
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Notes on the State of Virginia

Thomas Jefferson - 1999 - 330 sayfa
...enthusiasm in their originals by those who can read the originals, and in translations by those who cannot. mechanical genius as the world has ever produced....man who has lived from the creation to this day"". As in philosophy and war, so in government, in oratory, in painting, in the plastic art, we might shew...
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The Paris Years of Thomas Jefferson

William Howard Adams - 1997 - 354 sayfa
...astronomer living: that in genius lie must be the first because he is self-taught. As an artist he has exhibited as great a proof of mechanical genius as...than any man who has lived from the creation to this day."21' Jefferson considered certain portions of the abbe Raynal's account of the United States, "worthless."...
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