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A Couple of Anniversaries Today
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1041  Tuesday, 11 May 2004

From:           David Cohen <
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Date:           Monday, 10 May 2004 13:25:43 -0500
Subject: A Couple of Anniversaries Today
Comment:        SHK 15.1034 A Couple of Anniversaries Today

 >Al Magary wrote:
 >
 >Yes, exactly.  There is a similar problem with the oft-encountered
 >statement that Isaac Newton was born in the same year that Galileo
 >Galilei died.  No, he wasn't (on either calendar), although he was born
 >less than a year after the death of Galileo. . . .
 >John Briggs

Still, the most beautiful writing about the death of a great man
(Galileo) and the birth of an even greater man (Newton) appears on the
last page of Harsanyi's "The Star Gazer." If read in a contemplative
mood, it's an absolute stunner.  I dare say that only a soulless person
would complain of its anachronism

David Cohen

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