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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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The History of Civilisation in Scotland, Band 4

John Mackintosh - 1896 - 534 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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Selections from the Sources of English History: Being a Supplement to Text ...

Charles William Colby - 1899 - 325 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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Selections from the Sources of English History: Being a Supplement to Text ...

Charles William Colby - 1899 - 325 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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A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American ..., Band 3

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1899 - 3140 Seiten
...revered by all generations." — SIR JAMBS MACKINTOSH : SpfK/i, 1824. " Perhaps no individual of hi« age possessed so much and such varied and exact information, had read so much, or remenilM»red what he had read so accurately and so well."— Lni» JEFFREY: ttW Jtupra. "He it was...
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The World's Best Essays, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time, Band 6

David Josiah Brewer - 1900 - 454 Seiten
...cotemporanes, conferred less important benefits on mankind than the inventor of our present steam engine. This will be the fame of Watt with future generations....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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James Watt

Andrew Carnegie - 1905 - 272 Seiten
...numerous contributory proofs are given by others of Watt's personal characteristics. Says 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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Nelson's Literature Readers, Bücher 2

Richard Garnett - 1905 - 496 Seiten
...enjoyed his conversation it is not, perhaps, the character in which he will be most frequently recalled. Independently of his great attainments in mechanics,...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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James Watt

Andrew Carnegie - 1905 - 241 Seiten
...numerous contributory proofs are given by others of Watt's personal characteristics. Says Lord Jeffrey: Independently of his great attainments in mechanics,...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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Readings in Modern European History: Europe since the Congress of Vienna

James Harvey Robinson, Charles Austin Beard - 1909
..."country. But to those to remarkable whom he more immediately belonged, who lived in his society {acuities 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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A History of Science, Band 6

Henry Smith Williams - 1910 - 227 Seiten
...man himself. Let us quote, then, from some records written by men who were of the same generation. " Independently of his great attainments in mechanics,...Perhaps no individual in his age possessed so much, or remembered what he had read so accurately and well. He had infinite quickness of apprehension, a...
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