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" But to those to whom he more immediately belonged, — who lived in his society, and enjoyed his conversation, it is not, perhaps, the character in which he will be most frequently recalled— most deeply lamented — or even most highly admired. Independently... "
The Gentleman's Magazine - Seite 462
1819
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Life of James Watt

François Arago - 1839 - 154 Seiten
...matter, and laid a sure foundation for all those future miracles of mechanic power which are to aid and reward the labours of after generations. It is to...had read so much, or remembered what he had read so accurately and well. He had infinite quickness of apprehension, a prodigious memory, and a certain...
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Historical Eloge of James Watt

François Arago - 1839 - 261 Seiten
...inventors of the plough and the loom, who were deified by the erring gratitude of their rude cotemporaries, conferred less important benefits on mankind than...had read so much, or remembered what he had read so accurately and well. He had infinite quickness of apprehension, a prodigious memory, and a certain...
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Historical eloge of James Watt, tr. with additional notes by J.P. Muirhead

Dominique François J. Arago - 1839 - 290 Seiten
...not, perhaps, the character in which he will be most frequently recalled —most deeply lamented—or even most highly admired. Independently of his great...his age possessed so much and such varied and exact information,—had read so much, or remembered what he had read so accurately and well. He had infinite...
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Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties, Its Pleasures and Rewards ...

George Lillie Craik - 1840 - 292 Seiten
...character that has been drawn of him by the eloquent writer (Mr. Jeffrey) whom we have already quoted. " Independently of his great attainments in mechanics,...had read so much, or remembered what he had read so accurately and well. He had infinite quickness of apprehension, a prodigious memory, and a certain...
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Memoirs of the Most Eminent American Mechanics: Also, Lives of Distinguished ...

Henry Howe - 1840 - 482 Seiten
...character that has been drawn of him by the eloquent writer, (Mr. Jeffrey,) whom we have already quoted. " Independently of his great attainments in mechanics,...had read so much, or remembered what he had read so accurately and well. He had infinite quickness of apprehension, a prodigious memory, and a certain...
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Steam Navigation, Its Rise and Progress, with Authentic Tables of the Extent ...

Boyman Boyman - 1840 - 216 Seiten
...in mechanics, Mr. Watt was an ex* Probably a misprint: Mr. Watt died in his 83rd year. traordinary, and in many respects a wonderful man. Perhaps no individual...had read so much, or remembered what he had read so accurately and well. His stores of miscellaneous knowledge were immense, and yet less astonishing than...
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The steam engine familiarly explained and illustrated; with an historical ...

Dionysius Lardner - 1840 - 350 Seiten
...which he will be most fre" quently recalled — most deeply lamented—or even most highly ad" mired. Independently of his great attainments in mechanics,...extraordinary, and in many respects a wonderful man. Per" haps no individual in his age possessed so much and such varied and " exact information—had...
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The Steam Engine Explained and Illustrated: With an Account of Its Invention ...

Dionysius Lardner - 1840 - 535 Seiten
...he will be most fre" ciuently recalled — most deeply lamented — or even most highly ad" mired. Independently of his great attainments in mechanics,...extraordinary, and in many respects a wonderful man. Per" haps no individual in his age possessed so much and such varied and " exact information — had...
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Instructive Extracts, Comprising Religious and Moral Instruction, Natural ...

1843 - 350 Seiten
...mankind, than the in ventorof our present steam-engine. — Independently of his great at-, tainments in mechanics, Mr Watt was an extraordinary, and, in...information, — had read so much, or remembered what he read so accurately and well. That he should have been minutely and extensively skilled in chemistry...
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Contributions to the Edinburgh Review, Band 4

Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey - 1844 - 622 Seiten
...inventors of the plough and the loom, who were Deified by the erring gratitude of their rude cotemporaries, conferred less important benefits on mankind than...had read so much, or remembered what he had read so accurately and well. He had infinite quickness of apprehension, a prodigious memory, and a certain...
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