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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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Progressive Readers: A Class Book for the Use of Advanced Pupils ..., Ausgabe 5

John Epy Lovell - 1866 - 568 Seiten
...""contemporaries, conferred less important benefits on mankind, than the inventor of our present steam-engine. Independently of his great attainments in mechanics,...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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A Treatise on the Steam-engine in Its Various Applications to Mines, Mills ...

John Bourne (C.E.) - 1868 - 602 Seiten
...Jeffrey's sketch of the character of AVatt, that we shall here introduce his exquisite delineation : — " Independently of his great attainments in mechanics, Mr. Watt was an extraordinary, and in some respects a wonderful man. Preliminary Discourse. — Lord Jeffrey's Sketch of the Character of...
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Biography of self-taught men [by B. B. Edwards and S. G. Bagley].

Bela Bates Edwards - 1869 - 324 Seiten
...conferred less important benefits on mankind, than the inventor of our present steam-engine. * * * * " 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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Chambers's miscellany of instructive & entertaining tracts, Band 17

Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1871
...his character, has happily been performed by one able to do it justice — his friend 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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Chambers's Miscellany of Instructive & Entertaining Tracts, Bände 17-18

William Chambers, Robert Chambers - 1871 - 538 Seiten
...his character, has happily been performed by one able to do it justice — his friend 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 Methodist messenger, Bände 1-2

1871
...magnificently the field of its exertions, but multiplied a thousandfold the amount of its productions. Independently of his great attainments in mechanics,...extraordinary and in many respects a wonderful man. Perhaps no.individual in his ago possessed so much and such varied and exact information, had read so much,...
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A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American ..., Band 3

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1876 - 832 Seiten
...revered by all generations." — SIR JAMEB MACKINTOSH : Sptech, 1824. •• Perhaps no individual of his age possessed so much and such varied and exact Information, had read so mil'-h. or remembered what he had read so accnratoly and so well." — LORD JEPFRBT: u/ri rupra. "He...
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Readings in English literature, prose

English literature - 1874
...contemporaries, conferred less important benefits on mankind than the inventor of our present steam engine. Independently of his great attainments in mechanics, Mr. Watt was an extraordinary, in many respects a wonderful, man. Perhaps no one in his age possessed so much and so varied and exact...
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The Juvenile instructor and companion, Bände 26-27

Young people - 1875 - 690 Seiten
...attainments in abstruse sciences, or his acquaintance with general literature. Lord Jeflery says of him : " Perhaps no individual in his age possessed so much...had read so much or remembered what he had read so accurately and well It seemed as if every subject that was casually started in conversation with him...
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The graduated course of translation from English into French, ed. by C ...

Hugues Charles S. Cassal, Théodore Karcher - 1876
...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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