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    Re: Finding longitude in the 12th century
    From: Alexandre Eremenko
    Date: 2012 Sep 1, 06:23 -0700

    As Gulliver's travels were mentioned in this connection, I want to cite one
    phrase from a letter Swift wrote to his friend Stella (cite by memory):

    "Can you believe this, they say that there is an instrument maker in London,
    Newton is his name, if I remember correctly, so they say that his
    posthumous glory may eclipse my own:-) "
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