صور الصفحة
PDF
النشر الإلكتروني

1

[ocr errors]

THE

HISTORY

OF THE

WORKS of the LEARNED,

FOR THE

Year One Thoufand Seven Hundred

and Forty-One.

CONTAINING

IMPARTIAL ACCOUNTS and ACCURATE

ABSTRACTS of the most valuable
Books published in Great-Britain
and Foreign Parts.

[ocr errors][merged small]

DISSERTATIONS on several curious and enter.

taining Subjects, Critical Reflections, and
Memoirs of the most eminent Writers in
all Branches of polite Literature.

VOL. I.

LONDON:
Printed for JACOB ROBINSON, at the Golden-

Lion in Ludgate-Street. MDCCXLI.

Sexton

12-29-52 81310

H67 v.9

Τ Η Ε

HIS TO RY

OF THE

WORKS of the LEARNED.

For JANUARY, 1741.

ARTICLE İ. Remarks upon the Antiquity of the Sea Compass, and

some other Inventions useful and necesary in human Life. By Doctor LAMOTTE. Multa renafcentur quæ jam cecidere. Horat. SIR,

T was the Observation of a late learned

Man and judicious Critick and Antiquary, * that the World is obliged for many ingenious Inventions, that are of

great Use and Conveniency in human Life, to modern and ignorant Ages : Amongst which he reckons the Invention of Glass, the Art of making Paper with Rags, the Use of Spectacles for weak and decay'd Eyes, the Inventions of Stirrups for riding, of Water-Mills for the grinding of Corn, and lastly the Pyxis Nautica, or Sea Compass, to direct and affist Travellers in their Voyages at Sea. But these three last I conceive may admit

[blocks in formation]
« السابقةمتابعة »