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HISTORY

OF THE
WORKS of the LEARNED,

FOR THE
Year One Thousand Seven Hundred

and Forty-Two.

CONTAINING
IMPARTIAL ACCOUNTS and ACCURATE

ABSTRACTS of the most valuable
Books published in Great Britain,
and Foreign Parts.

INTERSPERS’D WITH
DISSERTATIONs on several curious and enter-

taining Subjects, Critical Reflections, and
Memoirs of the most eminent Writers in
all Branches of polite Literature.

VOL. II.

LONDON:
Printed for JACOB ROBINSON, at the Golden-

Lion in Ludgate-Street. MDCCXLII.

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THE

HISTORY:

OF THE WORKS of the LEARNED.

For JULY, 1742...

ARTICLE I.
New Principles of GunnERY: Containing the

Determination of the Force of Gunpowder,
and an Investigation of the Difference of the
refting Power of the Air to swift and now
Motions. By Benjamin Robins, F. R, S,
London : Printed for J. Nourse, without
Temple-Bar. 1742. Octavo. Pages 95,
besides a Preface of 57, &c.
A T is of little Importance to our Readers

to know the Occasion of this Treatise :

We need only inform them, that there3 in “ the Force and varied Action of

« Powder is so far determined, that the ks Velocities of all kinds of Bullets impelled by its 5. Explosion, may be thence computed, and the « enormous Resistance of the Air co [wife Motions

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