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Account of the burning concave tholin, of a crystal-like body sent

glass, made at Lyons, by M. to him from Iceland - Page 28


Page 1 Of the abundance of wood found

M. Auzout's speculations on the under ground in Lincolnshire 30

changes likely to be discovered in Of the stone quarry near Maestricht

the earth and moon, by their in-,


2 Mathematical principles of light,

Swarms of mischievous insects, in colours, the rainbow, &c. By

New England

3 F. M. Grimaldi of Bologna 31

Observations on the Barometer. By A letter of Mr. Isaac Newton to the

Dr. Wallis

4 secretary, containing his new

The rotation of Jupiter on his axis. theory of light and colours 32

By Mr. Hook and M. Cassini ib. Account of the rotation of a perman

General heads for a natural history nent spot in the planet Jupiter,

of a country. By Mr. Boyle 5 observed by Signor Cassini 35

Of four suns observed in France Some observations about shining

Hypothesis on the flux and reflux of flesh, made by Mr. Boyle - 36

By Dr. Jolin Wallis 8 Observations on the nature of snow.

Of worms that eat stones and mortar. By Dr. Grew


By M. de la Voye

12 Some observations made by a mi-

Observations on ants." By Dr. Ed- croscope, contrived by M. Leu.

mund King

13 wenhoek, in Holland


Experiments concerning the relation An attempt to prove the motion of

between air and light in shining the earth from observations made
wood and fish. By Mr. Boyle 16 by Robert Hook


Account by the celebrated Dr. Har- Microscopical observations made by

of Thomas Parr, who died in M. Leuwenhoek


London at the age of 152 years Microscopical observations concern-

and nine months

17 ing blood, milk, bones, and the

Some observations concerning the brain. By M. Leuwenhoek 49

darting of spiders. In a letter to An account given by Denys Papin

Mr. J. Ray

to show that the rain and snow

Concerning the eruptions of Mount

sufficient to make


19 fountains and rivers run perpe-

Some enquiries concerning the salt tually


springs and the way of salt-making Restoration of animal life. By Dr.

at Nantwich in Cheshire, answered Pechlin


by William Jackson, M.D. 21 Observations on a subterranean fire

An account of a halo seen at Paris : in a coal-mine near Newcastle.

also on the cause of these meteors, By Dr. Lucas Hodgson 47

and of parbelias or mock suns. By Observations on animalcula seen in

M. Huygens

22 rain, well, sea, and snow water;

Experiments about respiration. By as also in pepper water.

By M.

the Hon. Robert Boyle

23 Leuwenhoek


The manner of spiders projecting on the trembling of consonant

their threads. Communicated by strings. By Dr. Wallis 51

Mr. John Ray

28 Of an unusual meteor.

By Dr.

An account, by Dr. Erasmus Bar. Wallis



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On the motion of light. By M. Of the pores in the skin of the

Page 52 hands and feet. By Neh. Grew,

Mr. Leuwenhoek concerning the


Page 77

carneous fibres of a muscle, and Letter from Mr. Anthony Leuwen-

the cortical and medullary part of hoek, about animals in the scurf

the brain

53 of the teeth, the substance called

The manner of hatching chickens at worms in the nose, and the cuti.

Cairo. By Mr. John Graves 54 cula consisting of scales 78

Account of the tin mines in Corn- of the bogs in Ireland. By Mr.

wall. By Dr. Christ. Merret 56 William King


of red snow seen at Genoa. By Concerning the salts of vinegar, &c.

Sig. Sarotti

57 By Mr. Anthony Leuwenhoek 83

Observations in Congo. By Michael Abstract of a letter from Mr. Leu-
Angelo de Guattini

58 wenhoek to the R. S., dated

On the structure of teeth and other Jan. 23. 1684-5, concerning the

bones, also of hair. By Mr.

various figures of the salts con-

Anthony Leuwenhoek


tained in several substances 84

Account of the salt springs and salt- A discourse concerning gravity and

making at Droitwich. By Dr. its properties; and on the laws of
Thomas Rastell

59 the descent of heavy bodies. By
Letter of Mr. Leuwenhoek, contain- E. Halley

ing an account of the vast num- Propositions concerning the descent

bers of animals in melts of fish 61 of heavy bodies, and the motion of

An account of Okey-hole, and se- projects


veral other subterraneous grottos Account of the trade winds and

and caverns in Mendip-hills. By monsoons, observable in the seas

Mr. John Beaumont, jun. ib. between and near the tropics. By

An account of several curious dis-

E. Halley


coveries about the internal texture Mathematical principles of natural

of the flesh of muscles, of strange philosophy. By Isaac Newton,

motions in the fins, and the man- Lucasian professor of mathematics

ner of the production of the shells at Cambridge. Analysed by Dr.

of oysters, &c. By M. Leuwen- Halley



63 On the effects of a burning specu-

Description a monstrous animal lum, lately made in Germany 98

cast out of the stomach by vomit. An estimate of the quantity of vapour

By Dr. Lister of York 64 raised out of the sea by the warmth

Description of Pen-park Hole, in of the sun. By E. Halley - 99

Gloucestershire. Communicated On the circulation of the watry va-

by Sir Robert Southwel 65 pours of the sea, and the origin

The anatomy of a rattle-snake, dis- of springs. By Mr. E. Halley 100

sected by Edward Tyson 67 A letter from Hans Sloane, M.D.,

On animal power. By J. A. Bo- with accounts of the earthquakes


68 in Peru, Oct. 20. 1687; and at

A discourse read before the Royal Jamaica, Feb. 19. 1687–8; and

Society concerning the jointed June 7. 1692


By Edward Tyson 71 Account of the Giants' Causeway,

Letter from Mr. Anthony Lenwen- in the north of Ireland. By the

hoek, of Delft, concerning the Rev. Dr. Samuel Foley 111

appearances of several woods, and Account of the mischief which befell
their vessels

74 the inhabitants of the Isle of Sorea,

A conjecture on under currents at near the Moluccas


the Straits' mouth and other places. On chylification. By Mr. William

By Thomas Smith, D.D. - 76 Cowper



Microscopical observations of vast in the earth. By Dr. Robert St.

numbers of animalcules seen in Clair

Page 142

water. By John Harris, M. A. Captain Longford's observations on

rector of Winchelsea - Page 116 his own experience upon hurri-
On the great age of Henry Jenkins; canes, and their prognostics ib.

in a letter from Mrs. Ann Savile Some experiments and observations
to Dr. Tancred Robinson, F.R.S. concerning sounds. By Mr. Wal-

119 ker

Microscopical observations on the On the generation of fleas. By Sig.

seeds of figs, strawberries, &c. D. Cestone


By Mr. Leuwenhoek 120 On sable mice, which have lately

On the use of opium among the come in troops into Lapland,

Turks. By Dr. Edward Smyth, about Thorne, and other places


121 adjacent to the mountains. By

An account of strange beans fre- Sir Paul Ricaut, F.R.S. 146

quently cast on shore on the Ork. On the cures performed by Mr.

ney Isles. By Hans Sloane 123 Greatrix, the stroker. By Mr.

On the structure of the internal Thoresby


parts of fish. By Dr. Charles Beds of oyster-shells found near


124 Reading, in Berkshire. By Dr.

The theory of the tides, extracted James Brewer


from Mr. Isaac Newton's treatise, An account of giants.

By Dr.

entitled, Philosophiæ Naturalis Thomas Molyneux


Principia Mathematica. By Mr. On the fossil shells and fishes at

Edmund Halley

126 Broughton, in Lincolnshire. By

A discourse concerning the large the Rev. Mr. Abraham de la

horns frequently found under Pryme


ground in Ireland. By Thomas Observations on the fossils of Re-

Molyneux, M.D.

129 culver Cliff. By Mr. Stephen

On fossil wood dug up at Youle, in Gray

Yorkshire. By Richard Richard- Letter from Dr. Wallis to Dr.

son, M.D.


Tyson, concerning man's feeding

The Torricellian experiment tried

on flesh

. 155

on the top of Snowdon-hill. By On an insect commonly called the

Mr. Halley

132 death-watch. By the Rev. Mr.

Account of a moving bog in Ire- William Derham



133 Concerning spiders, their way of

Description of an opossum, dissected killing their prey, spinning their

at Gresham College. By Edward webs, &c. ByM. Leuwenhoek 157

Tyson, M.D.

134 Concerning trees found under

Concerning the eyes of beetles, &c. ground in Hatfield Chase. By

By Mr. Anthony Van Leuwen- the Rev. Mr. Abraham de la


189 Pryme


Account of one Edm. Melloon, who Concerning some remains lately ob-

was of an extraordinary size ib. served in Lincolnshire. - By Mr.

Of the posture-master, or a man Thoresby

- 166

having an absolute command of concerning green weeds growing in

his joints and muscles ib. water, and some animalcula found

The symptoms that attended the bite about them. By M. Leuwen-

of a serpent

140 hoek


On the scarabæus galeatus pulsator, Concerning a water-spout, lately

or the death-watch. By Mr.Ben- observed at Hatfield. By the
jamin Allen

141 Rev. Mr. Abraham de la Pryme,

On an eruption of fire out of a spot F.R.S.


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Abstract of letters relating to some Experiments and observations on the

microscopical observations

motion of sound, &c. By the

Page 170 Rev. Mr. Derham, rector of Up-

On the seeas of oranges, &c. By

minster, and F.R.S. Page 197

Mr. Anthony Van Leuwenhoek A new island raised near Sant Erini,

175 in the Archipelago. By Dr. W.

Concerning the figures of sand. By Sherard, consul at Smyrna 199

M, Leuwenhoek, F.R.S. 178 Microscopical observations on the

A new division of terrestrial brute tongue and taste. By Mr. Anthony

animals, particularly of those that Van Leuwenhoek


have their feet formed like hands. The new island thrown up near the

By Edward Tyson, M. D. F.R.S. island of Santerini. By Mons.

181 Bourgignon


Concerning Harwich Cliffs, and the Concerning a colliery that was blown

fossil shells found there. By Mr. up near Newcastle. By the Rev.

Samuel Dale

189 Dr. Arthur Charlett


An account of cochineal. By Mr. Concerning the icy mountains of

Anthony Van Leuwenhoek, Switzerland. By William Bur.


net, Esq.


Concerning animalcula on the roots Experiments on metals, made with

of duck-weed. By M. Leuwen- the burning-glass of the Duke of

hoek, F.R.S.

186 Orleans. By Mons. Geoffroy,

Of the rain at Towneley in Lan- F.R.S.


cashire, Upminster in Essex, Microscopical observations on th:

Lisle, and Paris. By the Rev. particles of crystallised sugar.

W. Derham, F.R.S.

188 By M. Leuwenhoek, F.R.S. 207

An experiment made at a meeting On the usefulness of the silk of

of the Royal Society, on the di. spiders. By M. Bon, P.R.S. of

minution of sound in rarefied air. Montpelier


By Mr. Fr. Hauksbee ib. Experiments on fishes kept in water,

Experiment on the descent of malt under different circumstances.

dust in the evacuated receiver. By By Mr. Fr. Hauksbee, F.R.S.

Mr. Fr. Hauksbee



The doctrine of combinations and A burning spring at Broseley, in

alternations. By Major Edward Shropshire. By Mr. Richard


ib. Hopton


of ancient manuscripts. By Mr. Observations on the subterraneous

Humfrey Wanley

190 trees in Dagenham and other

Experiments on the attrition of marshes, bordering on the river

bodies in vacuo.

By Mr. Fr. Thames. By the Rev. Mr. W.

Hauksbee, F.R.S.


Derham, F.R.S.


An account of an extraordinary Strata of earth, stone, coal, &c. found

sleepy person. By Dr. William in a coal-pit at the west end of

Oliver, F.R.S.

192 Dudley, in Staffordshire. By

Account of river and other shells, Mr. Bellers


with various vegetable bodies, Some further microscopical observa

found under ground. By the Rev. ations on the animalcula found

Mr. Morton, A.M, and F.R.S. on duck-weed, &c. By Mr. Leu-

195 wenhoek


An account of the death and dis- Concerning the luminous appear-

section of John Bayles of North- ance observable in the wake of

ampton, reputed to have been ships in the Indian seas, &c. By

130 years old. By Dr. James Father Bourzes



196 An account of a woman who had
find how much the resistance of and was couched between 13 and
the air retards falling bodies. By 14 years of age. By Mr. Wil.


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lain six days covered with snow, Of the infinity of the sphere of fixed

without receiving any nourish- stars. By Edmund Halley,

ment, &c. By Mr. Samuel Bow. LL, D.

Page 240


Page 220 Account of a boy who lived a con-

An account of several extraordinary siderable time without food. , By

meteors or lights in the sky. By Patrick Blair, M.D. 241.

Dr. Edmund Halley ib. Concerning a new island lately raised
On his own philosophy. By Sir out of the sea, near Tercera, one
Isaac Newton

222 of the Azores. By Tho. Forster,

An account of a journey from the Esq.


port of Oratava, in the island of Observations on the figures of snow,

Teneriffe, to the top of the peak By the Rev. Benj. Langwith,

in that island, in August, 1715;



with observations. By Mr. J. Experiments concerning the degrees


224 of heat of boiling liquors. By M.

A short history of the several new Fahrenheit


stars that have appeared within Experiments and observations on the

these 150 years. By Dr. Halley freezing of water in vacuo. By

225 M. Fahrenheit


An account of some large teeth Concerning the difference in the

lately dug up in the north of Ire- height of a human body between

land. By Mr. Francis Nevile morning and night. By the Rev.

227 Mr. Wasse


Some microscopical observations on The specific gravities of several

the substance of a melon. By bodies. By M. Fahrenheit, R. S. S.
M. Leuwenhoek


The art of living under water. By of the currents at the Straits' mouth

Edm. Halley, LL.D. Secretary


to the Royal Society

229 An essay on the natural history of

Concerning Britain having formerly whales. By the Hon. Paul Dud.

been a peninsula. By Dr. Wil- ley

4. 247

liam Musgrave, F.R.S. 232 Of magnetical powers.

account of an experiment to Muschenbroek


show that all places are not equally An account of the strata in coal-

full. By J.T. Desaguliers, M. A. mines, &c. By John Strachey,

233 Esq. F.R.S.

- 251

n account of the skeleton of a An account of the strata of bogs, and

large animal impressed on stone. of horns found under ground

By Dr. William Stukely, F.R.S. in Ireland. By Mr. James

294 Kelly

- 253

Experiments made with Mons. Vil. On the controversy among mathema-

lette's burning concave. By the ticians, concerning the proportion

Rev. Dr. J. Harris, and Dr.J.T. of velocity and force in bodies in


235 motion. By the Rev. Dr. Samuel

An account of the extraordinary Clarke

meteor seen all over England, on Observations made by a young gen-
the 19th of March, 1718-9. By tleman, who was born blind, or lost
Edm. Halley, LL.D.


his sight so early, that he had no
An account of some experiinents to remembrance of erer having seen,

J. T. Desaguliers, LL.D. - 238 liam Chesselden, F.R.S. 255

On the plague at Constantinople. An account of elephants’ and mam,

By Emanuel Timone, M. D. 239 moths' teeth and bones found

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