Edmond Halley Quote

Wherefore, if, according to what we have already said, it should return again about the year 1758, candid posterity will not refuse to acknowledge that this was first discovered by an Englishman.


As quoted in An Essay towards a History of the principal Comets that have appeared since the Year 1742 (1769), p. 49. Halley's Comet reappeared on December 25, 1758.

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Wherefore, if, according to what we have already said, it should return again about the year 1758, candid posterity will not refuse to acknowledge...

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Wherefore, if, according to what we have already said, it should return again about the year 1758, candid posterity will not refuse to acknowledge...

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Wherefore, if, according to what we have already said, it should return again about the year 1758, candid posterity will not refuse to acknowledge...

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Wherefore, if, according to what we have already said, it should return again about the year 1758, candid posterity will not refuse to acknowledge...