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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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Practical English composition

Richard Hiley - 1853
...it can be varied, distributed, and applied. 2. Independently of his great attainments in mechanies, Mr. Watt was an extraordinary, and, in many respects,...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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The Triumphs of Perseverance and Enterprise: Recorded as Examples for the Young

Thomas Cooper - 1854 - 732 Seiten
...The estimate of James Watt's character by the eloquent Lord Jeffrey, will afford a weighty answer. " 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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The Steam Engine, Its History and Mechanism, Etc

Robert Scott Burn - 1854 - 189 Seiten
...says Lord Jeffrey, " of his great attainments in mechanics, Mr. Watt was an extraordinary, and in some respects a wonderful man. Perhaps no individual in his age possessed so much and so varied information, had read so much, or remembered what he read so accurately and well. He had...
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The steam engine

Robert Scott Burn - 1854
...lar beyond the beaten path of the mere mechanical improver. " Independently," says Lord Jeffrey, " of his great attainments in mechanics, Mr. Watt was an extraordinary, and in some respects a wonderful man. Perhaps no individual in his age possessed so much and so varied information,...
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Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Band 1

Half hours - 1856 - 456 Seiten
...generations. It is to the genius of one man, too, that all this is mainly owing ! And certainly no man ever bestowed such a gift on his kind. The blessing is...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 rectifying...
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Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Band 1

Half hours - 1856
...sufficient for his race and his country. But to those to whom he more immediately belonged, who lived in Ids society and enjoyed his conversation, it is not, perhaps,...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 - 1856 - 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,...and such varied and exact information, — had read no much, or remembered what he had read so accurately and well. He had infinite quickness of apprehension,...
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The Steam Engine

Thomas Osmond Summers - 1856 - 200 Seiten
...eloquent description of his character. "Independently of his great attainments in mechanics," he says, " Mr. Watt was an extraordinary, and in many respects...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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Principles of Elocution

Thomas Ewing - 1857 - 428 Seiten
...productions. It is to the genius of one man, too, that all this is mainly owing. And certainly no man ever bestowed such a gift on his kind. The blessing is...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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The Life of James Watt: With Selections from His Correspondence

James Patrick Muirhead - 1858 - 580 Seiten
...contemporaries, conferred less important " benefits on mankind than the inventor of our present steam" engine. " This will be the fame of Watt with future generations...Watt was an extraordinary, and in many respects a won" derful man. Perhaps no individual in his age possessed so " much and such varied and exact information,...
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