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" As an artist he has exhibited as great a proof of mechanical genius as the world has ever produced. He has not indeed made a world ; but he has by imitation approached nearer its Maker than any man who has lived from the creation to this day.* As in philosophy... "
The Scots Magazine - Seite 446
1787
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The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Band 22

1898
...David Rittenhouse in 1769. Of him Thomas Jefferson said, " He has not, indeed, made a world, but he has approached nearer its maker than any man who has lived from the creation to this day." 22. The first Continental treasurer was Michael Hillegas. 23. The president of the First National Congress...
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Salons Colonial and Republican

Anne Hollingsworth Wharton - 1900 - 276 Seiten
...National Flags," by George Henry Preble, pp. 690-693.) Judge William Barton By Charles Willsun Peale imitation approached nearer its Maker than any man who has lived, from the creation to this day." This was in allusion to the celebrated planetarium of Rittenhouse, usually called the " Orrery," of...
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A Memorial of George Brown Goode: Together with a Selection of His ..., Teil 2

United States National Museum - 1901 - 515 Seiten
...second to no astronomer living; that in genius he must be the first, because he is self-taught. He has not indeed made a world; but he has by imitation approached...any man who has lived from the creation to this day. There are various ways of keeping the truth out of sight. Mr. Rittenhouse's model of the planetary...
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Circular of Information of the Bureau of Education, for ..., Band 8,Teil 2

1888
...proof of mechanical genius as the world has over produced. He has not indeed made a world : but ho has by imitation approached nearer its Maker than any man who has lived from the creation to this day."t Such was Jefferson's estimate of Eittonhouse. James Eenwick says that" he [Rittenhouse] Had...
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The Works of Thomas Jefferson, Band 3

Thomas Jefferson - 1904
...artist he has exhibited as great a proof of mechanical genius as the world has ever produced. He has not indeed made a world; but he has by imitation approached...than any man who has lived from the creation to this day.1 As in philosophy and war, [121] so in government, in oratory, in painting, in the plastic art,...
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Letters and Addresses of Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson - 1905 - 328 Seiten
...artist he has exhibited as great a proof of mechanical genius as the world has ever produced. He has not indeed made a world; but he has by imitation approached...who has lived from the creation to this day. As in philosophy and war, so in government, in oratory, in painting, in the plastic art, we might show that...
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Pennsylvania in American History

Samuel Whitaker Pennypacker - 1910 - 494 Seiten
...Rittenhouse in 1769. Of him Thomas Jefferson said : " He has not, indeed, made a world, but he has approached nearer its maker than any man who has lived from the creation to this day." 22. The first Continental treasurer was Michael Hillegas. 23. The president of the first national congress...
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Historic Shrines of America: Being the Story of One Hundred and Twenty ...

John Thomson Faris - 1918 - 403 Seiten
...ever before constructed. ... He has not indeed made a world, but he has by imitation approached more its Maker than any man who has lived from the creation to this day." The father of the maker of the orrery was a paper manufacturer near Germantown, but when David was...
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Jefferson Himself: The Personal Narrative of a Many-Sided American

Thomas Jefferson - 1970 - 384 Seiten
...world has ever produced. He has not indeed made a world; but [with his model of the planetary system] he has by imitation approached nearer its Maker than...who has lived from the creation to this day. As in philosophy and war, so in government, in oratory, in painting, in the plastic art, we might show that...
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The Growth of the American Thought

Merle Eugene Curti - 1957 - 939 Seiten
...with pardonable pride and exaggeration wrote of him in his Notes on the State of Virginia: "He has not indeed made a world; but he has by imitation approached...than any man who has lived from the creation to this day."1 His improvements in the telescope constituted another practical service to astronomy for which...
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