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The System of the World - Book 7: Chapter 29 Summary & Analysis

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Book 7: Chapter 29 Summary

A tavern, Hockley-in-the-Hole, July 31, 1714

Saturn, Sir Isaac, Daniel, Solomon, Peter the Great, Kilkin and Leibniz enjoy ale at a nearby tavern after their work is finished. The men initially engage in polite conversation, but tension grows between Sir Isaac and Leibniz until Sir Isaac explodes. Moments later an attempt is made on their lives, which conveniently allows Sir Isaac an opportunity to escape confrontation.

Queen Anne dies and a successor is selected.

Book 7: Chapter 29 Analysis

Sir Isaac is disgusted that Daniel has allowed Peter the Great to use the Solomonic gold to process more plates for the logic mill and he quietly tells Daniel his views. While the conversation at the tavern is polite to begin with, it slowly turns to more in-depth topics that touch the nerves of several people at the table. Daniel learns that Leibniz has come to London to finish his...

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