Ancients and Moderns


"Then, Aristotle, observing Bacon advance with a furious Mien, drew his Bow to the Head, and let fly his Arrow, which mist the valiant Modern and went ihizzing over his Head; but Des Cartes it hit ; the Steel Point quickly found a Defect in his Headpiece ; it pierced the Leather and Past-board, and went in at his Right Eye. The Torture of the Pain whirled the valiant Bow-man round, till Death, like a Star of superior Influence, drew him into his own Vortex".

Ancients and Moderns:

a Study of the Background of the "Battle of the Books". By Prof. Richard Foster Jones. (Washington University Studies, New Series: Language and Literature, No. 6.) Pp. xi+358. (St. Louis, Mo.: Washington University, 1936.) 3 dollars.

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A., E. Ancients and Moderns. Nature 142, 269–271 (1938).

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