Newton

(Sir Isaac) discovered the prismatic colours of light. (1642-1727.)

Nature and Nature's laws lay hid in night,
God said, `Let Newton be,' and all was light.

Pope.

The Newton of Harmony. Jean Philippe Rameau was so called from his work entitled a Dissertation on the Principles of Harmony. (1683-1764.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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