Miscellany Quotes (1 quote)
We have one of his [Newtons] college memorandum-books, which is highly interesting. The following are some of the entries: Drills, gravers, a hone, a hammer, and a mandril, 5s.; a magnet, 16s.; compasses, 2s.; glass bubbles, 4s.; at the tavern several other times, £1; spent on my cousin, 12s.; on other acquaintances, 10s.; Philosophical Intelligences, 9s. 6d.; lost at cards twice, 15s.; at the tavern twice, 3s. 6d.; to three prisms, £3; four ounces of putty, 1s. 4d.; Bacons Miscellanies, 1s. 6d.; a bible binding, 3s.; for oranges to my sister, 4s. 2d.; for aquafortis, sublimate, oyle pink, fine silver, antimony, vinegar, spirit of wine, white lead, salt of tartar, £2; Theatrum chemicum, £1 8s.