sober expectations: But for those that look they fhould give them the Great Elixir, the Perpetual Motion, the way to make Glass malleable, and Man immortal; or they willl object That the Philosophers have done nothing: for such, I say, their impertinent Taunts are no more to be regarded, than the little chat of Ideots and Children.
An Account of what hath been done by
the Illustrious Mr. Boyle for the
promotion of Useful Knowledge.
But, Sir, I think I am fallen into things of which the Ingenious Historian hath somewhere given better accounts, and therefore I draw off; though before I quite take leave of this Head of my Discourse, I think sit yet further to shew the injustice of the Reproach of having done nothing, as 'tis applied to the Royal Society, by a single Instance in one of their Members, who alone hath done enough to oblige all Mankind, and to erect an etern