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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 8 0 Browse Search
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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Book III (continued) (search)
qual the mischief which must come from the obstinate dishonesty of men who refuse to recognize any of the new light which has been thrown upon the Bible. When Heber Newton was threatened with a trial for heresy because of his belief in the methods and some of the more radical conclusions of the higher criticism, Brooks invited hiscription of the cosmos, but rather as a means for extending his knowledge of a field of concrete fact. Metaphysics speculated about universal gravitation before Newton. What Newton found was a law which enabled him to deduce the facts of the solar system and led to the discovery of many more facts which would not otherwise havNewton found was a law which enabled him to deduce the facts of the solar system and led to the discovery of many more facts which would not otherwise have come to light,—the existence of the planet Neptune, for instance. If the philosopher wishes to be scientific, let him discipline himself by carrying on an original investigation in some department of empirical science so as to gain a clear idea how knowledge is actually used as a basis for discovering new truths. Anticipating
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Index (search)
New English Canaan of Thomas Morton, the, 198 New era in the Philippines, the, 165 New France and New England, 193 New freedom, 365 New harmony Gazette, the, 436 New ideas on population, 431 New international Dictionary, 477 New Literature, The, 553 n. Newman, Cardinal, 500 Newman, S. P., 434 New nationalism, 365 New pastoral, the, 48 New Purchase, the, 75 New realism, the, 264 New Republic, 333 New Sheaf from the Old Fields of Continental Europe, a, I 12 Newton, Heber, 219 Newton, Isaac, 234, 524 New Tracks in North America, 157 New variorum Shakespeare, 483 New views of Society, 399 New World, the, 547 New York colonial documents, 175 New York idea, the, 276, 294 New York quarterly, the, 304 New York Review, the, 450 New York (University), 180, 461 New Yorker Staats-Zeitung, 578 New Yorker Yiddische Folkszeitung, 602 Nicaragua, 136 Nicolay, J. G., 182, 311 Nies, Konrad, 581 Nietzsche, 583 Nigger, the, 267, 293