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The Progress of Discontent

by T. Warton
(Written at Oxford in 1746)

From the book
Half-hours With the Best Authors
The "Chandos Classics"
Edited by Charles Knight
Published by Frederick Warne and Co. 1890


Big Bertha Thing besides

Some people think that Big Bertha is less suitable for the
OUSA Astronomy Conf., than for OUSA Classical Particle Conf.
Have they heard the long name for CP Conf?

High Energy Particle Physics Rock Hard Science With a Fringe
Perspective.

They think that is a better place to put Big Bertha.
They must be besides themselves, which proves the thing.

(C) Copyright Tony Lance 1998
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please distribute complete and free of charge.

Tony Lance
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Big Bertha Thing handcart

1. Gardening section of Daily Telegraph, on Saturday
17th November 2001, shows full front page spread
picture of pin-wheel rickshaw.
2. For another picture see;-
http://www.tonylance.talktalk.net/pinwheel.html
3. Both show load perfectly distributed.
4. Both are idealized pictures of a rickshaw that does
not exist.
5. A 19th century cheque-book journalist requested a
picture of an unnusual rickshaw, which was promised
for tomorrow.
6. A portrait painter, a landscape artist and a
cartoonist submitted quotes, which the cartoonist won.
7. A wheelborrow uses straight arm technology.
8. In common with a handcart, the so called pin-wheel
rickshaw, uses bent arm technology.
9. It is physically impossible and so unviable.
10. This is a scientific cartoon, some work, some don't.

Tony Lance
tony...@bigberthathing.com
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From: Tony Lance <jude...@bigberthathing.co.uk>
Newsgroups: swnet.sci.astro,sci.space.policy
Subject: Re: Big Bertha Thing redoubt
Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2007 18:37:41 +0100

Big Bertha Thing liberty

Milton (1644) from The Liberty of Unlicensed Printing
What should ye do then,
should ye suppress all this flowery crop of knowledge and new light
sprung up
and yet springing daily in this city?
Should ye set an oligarchy of twenty engrossers over it,
to bring a famine upon our minds again,
when we shall know nothing but what is measured to us by their
bushell?
Believe it, Lords and Commons! they who counsel you to such a
suppression,
do as good as bid ye suppress yourselves; and I will soon show how.
If it be desired to know the immediate cause of all this free writing
and free speaking,
there cannot be assigned a truer than your own mild, and free, and
humane government:
it is the liberty, Lords and Commons,
which your own valorous and happy counsels have purchased us;
liberty, which is the nurse of all great wits;
this is that which hath rarified and enlightened our spirits like the
influence of heaven;
this is that which hath enfranchised, enlarged,
and lifted up our apprehensions degrees above themselves.
Ye cannot make us now less capable, less knowing,
less eagerly pursuing of the truth, unless ye first make yourselves,
that made us so, less the lovers, less the founders of our true
liberty.
We can grow ignorant again, brutish, formal, slavish, as ye found us;
but you then must first become that which ye cannot be,
oppressive, arbitrary, and tyrannous, as they were from whom ye have
freed us.
That our hearts are now more capacious,
our thoughts more erected to the search and expectations of greatest
and exactest things,
is the issue of your own virtue propagated in us; ye cannot suppress
that,
unless ye reinforce an abrogated and merciless law,
that fathers may despatch at will their own children.
And who shall then stick closest to ye, and excite others?
not he who takes up arms for coat and conduct, and his four nobles of
Danegeld.
Although I dispraise not the defence of just immunities,
yet love my peace better, if that were all. Give me the liberty to
know,
to utter, and to argue freely, according to conscience, above all
liberties.

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