Newton’s tree..

amidst the fact that SI is still keeping mum to my application outcome,

 

Newton's apple tree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I

When Newton saw an apple fall, he found
In that slight startle from his contemplation –
“T is said (for I’ll not answer above ground
For any sage’s creed or calculation) –
A mode of proving that the earth turn’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.

II

Man fell with apples, and with apples rose,
If this be true; for what we deem the mode
In which Sir Issac Newton could disclose
Through the then unpaved stars the turnpike road,
A thing to counterbalance human woes:
For ever since immortal man hath glow’d
With all kinds of mechanics, and full soon
Steam-engines will conduct him to the moon.

 

 

 

Canto the 10th  from Don Juan (1821)
Lord George Gordon Bryon

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