chapter  7
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A Miscellany of Instruments

I’ve spoke a thousand times to Ramsden about his experiments on St Paul’s, and could never get any positive answer, but promises of looking and searching his memorandums.

Magellan to Pigott, 12 October 1773. RAS Pigott letters 29

Among the various talents which Ramsden possesses, that of rendering a plain matter intricate, and so confounding those who are less acquainted with it than himself, is one upon which he particularly piques himself.