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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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Literary selections for practice in spelling, compiled by R. Lomas

Robert Lomas - 1876 - 100 Seiten
...mode of utterance commensurate with his vast ideas. Lord HOUGHTON, "Life of Keats." JAMES WATT. I. 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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Heroes of Britain in peace and war, Band 2;Band 293

Edwin Hodder - 1878
...long struggles with poverty, it is interesting to read what Lord Jeffrey said of this extraordinary man. " Perhaps no individual in his age possessed so much and such varied and exact information. . . . He had infinite quickness of apprehension, a prodigious memory, and a certain rectifying and...
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Heroes of invention and discovery, selected by the editor of 'Risen by ...

Robert Cochrane (miscellaneous writer.) - 1879
...that has been drawn of him by the eloquent writer (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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Historical reader. English history

Historical reader - 1880
...contemporaries, conferred less important benefits on mankind than the inventor of our present steam-engine. 3. This will be the fame of Watt with future generations...had read so much, or remembered what he had read so accurately and well. 4. 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 - 1881
...has been drawn of him by Lord Jeffrey : — ' Independently of his great attainments in mechanics, Watt was an extraordinary, and in many respects a...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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Household Friends for Every Season

James Thomas Fields - 1881 - 416 Seiten
...with loftier scope, Than thy revival yields, for gladsome hope ! CHARACTER OF WATT. BY LORD JEFFREY. INDEPENDENTLY of his great attainments in mechanics,...wonderful man. Perhaps no individual in his age possessed BO much and such varied and exact information, — had read so much, or remembered what he had read...
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The Globe readers (ed. by A.F. Murison). Primer 1,2; Book 1-6, Bücher 6

Alexander Falconer Murison - 1882
...be the fame of Watt with future generations : and it is sufficient for his race and his country. But 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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Favorite Authors in Prose and Poetry

James Thomas Fields - 1884
...with loftier scope, Than thy revival yields, for gladsome hope I CHARACTER OF WATT. BY LORD JEFFREY. INDEPENDENTLY of his great attainments in mechanics,...man. Perhaps no individual in his age possessed so mueh and such varied and exact information, — had read so much, or remembered what he had read so...
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The advanced grammar of school-grammars

C. Duxbury - 1884 - 264 Seiten
...consideration." But when they are not considered of much importance, the commas are usually omitted ; as, " Mr. Watt was an extraordinary and in many respects a wonderful man." 9. Persons addressed are separated from the rest of the sentence by commas ; as, " Thus, Night, oft...
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James Watt and the Steam Engine

1899 - 192 Seiten
...eloquent description of his character. " Independently of his great attainments in mechanics," he says, " Mr. Watt was an extraordinary, and in many respects...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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