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An Account of a Fire-Ball, Seen at Hornsey, by William Hirst (1753)

- April 9, 2012 in fireball, meteorite, non-article, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Royal Society, texts, Texts: 18th, Texts: Non-fiction, Texts: Science

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An Account of a Fire-Ball, Seen at Hornsey, by William Hirst, F. R. S. Communicated in a Letter to Samuel Mead, Esq; F. R. S Hirst, in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Vol. 48 Pg 773–776; 1753; Royal Society of London, London

“I was then going down the hill adjoining to the south side of Hornsey-church, and was not a little surprised to find myself suddenly surrounded by a light equal to that of the full moon, though the moon (which was then four days old) had been set about fifty minutes.”

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    Some Account of a Sheep Having a Monstrous Horn Growing from His Throat (1755)

    - April 9, 2012 in deformity, non-article, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, sheep, texts, Texts: 18th, Texts: Non-fiction, Texts: Science

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    Some Account of a Sheep, Shewed Alive to the Royal Society, in November 1754, Having a Monstrous Horn Growing from His Throat; The Stuffed Skin of Which, with the Horn in Situ, is Now in the Museum of the Society, by James Parsons M. D. and F. R. S. from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Vol 49 Pg 183–186; 1755; Royal Society of London, London

    An account of the presenting before The Royal Society in London of a sheep which had a gigantic horn growing out from his neck.

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