Reference numberJBO/1/37
Alternative reference numberJBO/1/26
TitleMinutes of an ordinary meeting of the Royal Society
Date17 July 1661
DescriptionSir Paul Neile moved that it was four days since the King desired to have a reason, why the humble and sensitive plants airs or draws back at the touching of it.

Orderd that Dr Wilkins, Dr Clarke, Mr Boyle, Mr Evelyn and Dr Goddard be Curators for the matter of fact concerning the sensitive plant.

That glass drops be made in aquafortis and in 'oyle of Terebenthine' {Known as Prince Rupert Drops]

That Mr Croone be pleased to keep the slow worm, to try whether the young ones thereof will eat through its belly.

Ordered that Friday next the engine for diving be tried at Deptford.
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