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Essays of Natural Experiments Made in the Accademia del Cimento, under the Protection of the Most Serene Prince Leopold of TuscanyReflections on the Decline of Science in England, and on Some of Its Causesin a dexter corner of a shield argent our three Lions of England, and for crest a helm adorned with a crown studded with florets, surmounted by an eagle of proper colour holding in one foot a shield charged with our lions: supporters two white hounds gorged with crownsa field Argent, with a canton of the armes of England; the supporters two talbots Argentan eagle Or holding a shield with the like armes of England, viz. 3 lions

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The Royal Society Collections at the University of London History Day, 2019.