(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.
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