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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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Memoirs of the Most Eminent American Mechanics: Also Lives of Distinguished ...

Henry Howe - 1858 - 482 Seiten
...character that lias 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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Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties: Its Pleasures and Rewards ..., Band 2

George Lillie Craik - 1860
...eloquent writer (Mr. Jeffrey) whom we have already quoted. " Independently of his great at tainments in mechanics, Mr. Watt was an extraordinary, and,...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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Self-made Men

Charles C. B. Seymour - 1858 - 588 Seiten
...modern languages, and well read in literature. "Perhaps no individual in his age," says Mr. Jeffrey, " 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 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 - 1859 - 424 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...
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The Life of James Watt: With Selections from His Correspondence

James Patrick Muirhead - 1859 - 572 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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Heroes of the Laboratory and the Workshop

Cecilia Lucy Brightwell - 1859 - 222 Seiten
...character of this extraordinary man, a most pleasing account is given by Lord Jeffrey, who observes that perhaps no individual in his age possessed so much and such varied information ; he had read so much, and remembered what he had read so accurately and well. His stores...
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The English nation; or, A history of England in the lives of Englishmen, Band 5

Englishmen - 1863
...most deeply lamented, or even most highly admired. Independent of his great attainments in mechanic!!, Mr Watt was an extraordinary, and in many respects...had read so much, or remembered what he had read so accurately and so well. He had an infinite quickness of apprehension, a prodigious memory, and a certain...
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Household Friends for Every Season

James Thomas Fields - 1864 - 460 Seiten
...with loftier scope, Than thy revival yields, for gladsome hope ! CHARACTER OF WATT. BY LORD JEFFREY. 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 pursuit of knowledge under difficulties [by G.L. Craik]. Continuation

George Lillie Craik - 1865
...has been drawn of him by the eloquent writer (the late Lord 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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The Ackworth reading book, being selections from the best English authors in ...

Ackworth sch - 1865
...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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