By far the most important of these is the list Newton wrote out in 1662 of all the sins he could remember having committed, which he kept up-to-date for an uncertain but fairly short period thereafter (in the Fitzwilliam Notebook).
In the Pierpont Morgan Notebook, begun probably in 1659 (two years before Newton went to Cambridge), there are numerous series of words arranged, under a number of subject headings, in quasi-alphabetical order.
This was done, presumably, as a handwriting and/or vocabulary-building exercise, and for the most part the lists are copied verbatim from a popular text-book of the day, Francis Gregory’s , but Newton makes some surprising and surely revealing additions of his own.
“At LIV nightclub in Miami Beach Sunday night, a girl was chatting with Celtics players and they appeared to be overprotective of her. I’m nosey, so I looked her up and this girl wasn’t tall.
I watched other athletes walk up to her and speak so I was really curious at this point so I asked someone. I did read somewhere that he had kids out of wedlock but who knew he had a black kid?
Especially in the earlier part of his life, Newton was a deeply introverted character and fiercely protective of his privacy.
Even in his maturity, having become rich, famous, laden with honours and internationally acclaimed as one of the world’s foremost thinkers, he remained deeply insecure, given to fits of depression and outbursts of violent temper, and implacable in pursuit of anyone by whom he felt threatened.There are no private diaries, and hardly any of his correspondence touches on details of his private life or state of mind.Though we are lucky to have a substantial collection of second- and third-hand accounts of Newton’s early years (see the documents in Newton as Seen by Others), only a very few manuscripts in his own hand, dating from his boyhood and undergraduate years, give a more direct insight into his personal world. Rather than state the obvious in her carpet interviews–that this Star Wars film portrays the largest number of black characters to date–the actress preferred to wear her opinions on her sleeve–or rather, her skirt.The nude silk gown featured pin-tucks and gathers, with painted floral motifs nestled amongst John Boyega as Finn, Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian, Forest Whitaker as Saw Gerrera and Hugh Quarshie as Captain Panaka. Jackson is also pictured as Mace Windu, whom he plays in the prequels.His psychological problems culminated in what would now be called a nervous breakdown in mid-1693, when, after five nights of sleeping ‘not a wink’, he temporarily lost all grip on reality and became convinced that his friends Locke and Pepys were conspiring against him.