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Notes of a conversation in Holland with Christian Huygens, concerning an 'horologium' to show hours, months, years, and planetary positions. More general mention of the work of numerous other scientists: Notably, Huygens disputes the notion of John Bernoulli (James Bernoulli's younger brother) that the curve of an inflated sail is part-catenary and part-circle, and warns that Newton ought not to be 'deflected' into theology or chemistry.
Superstition about the bird 'Naosg' [snipe] collected from John MacAulay from Gearrloch [Geàrrloch/Gairloch, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] but living in Edinburgh [Dùn Èideann that if it is heard in the morning, death comes earlier than if heard later on. Wives, on hearing the snipe ask 'where the grioglachan [Pleiades] is in the Skye (sic)' for telling the time. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.