For this week’s Illustration Friday I used the story of Isaac Newton who came up with his gravity theory after watching an apple fall from a tree.
“When Newton saw an apple fall, he found, in that slight startle from his contemplation, â€˜tis said, a mode of proving that the earth turnâ€™d round in a most natural whirl, called gravitation; and this is the sole mortal who could grapple, since Adam, with a fall, or with an apple.”
Don Juan (1821), Canto 10, Verse I. In Jerome J. McGann (ed.), Lord Byron: The Complete Poetical Works (1986), Vol. 5, 437, via Wikipedia.
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