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" His talents and fancy overflowed on every subject. One gentleman was a deep philologist — he talked with him on the origin of the alphabet as if he had been coeval with Cadmus ; another a celebrated critic — you would have said the old man had studied... "
James Watt - Page 238
by Andrew Carnegie - 1905 - 241 pages
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Waverly Novels: The bethroned. The highland widow

Walter Scott - 1864 - 332 pages
...service. Methinks I yet see and hear what I shall never see or hear again. In his eighty-fifth year, the alert, kind, benevolent old man, had his attention...said the old man had studied political economy and belles-lettres all his life, — of science it is unnecessary to speak, it was his own distinguished...
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Scraps. [An anthology, ed.] by H. Jenkins

esq Henry Jenkins - 1864 - 800 pages
...service. Methinks I yet see and hear what I shall never see or hear again. In his eighty-fifth year, the alert, kind, benevolent old man had his attention...said the old man had studied political economy and belleslettres all his life : of science it is unnecessary to speak ; it was his own distinguished walk....
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Lives of the Engineers: With an Account of Their Principal Works ..., Volume 4

Samuel Smiles - 1865 - 556 pages
...profound man of science, the most successful combiner of powers, and combiner of numbers, as adapted to practical purposes, —was not only. one of the...said the old man had studied political economy and belles-lettres all his life; of science it is unnecessary to speak, it was his own distinguished walk."...
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Lives of Boulton and Watt: Principally from the Original Soho Mss ...

Samuel Smiles - 1865 - 560 pages
...profound man of science, the most successful combiner of powers, and combiner of numbers, as adapted to practical purposes, — was not only one of the...have said the old man had studied political economy 502 WATTS CONVERSATIONAL POWERS. CHAP. XXIII. and belles-lettres all his life; of science it is unnecessary...
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Waverley Novels, Volume 10

Walter Scott - 1870 - 460 pages
...service. Methinks I yet see and hear what I shall never see or hear again. In his eighty-fifth year, the alert, kind, benevolent old man, had his attention...said the old man had studied political economy and belles-lettres all his life, — of science it is unnecessary to speak, it was his own distinguished...
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Chambers's Miscellany of Instructive & Entertaining Tracts, Volumes 17-18

William Chambers, Robert Chambers - 1871 - 530 pages
...see or hear again. In his eighty-first year, the alert, kind, benevolent old man had his attention at every one's question, his information at every one's...another, a celebrated critic — you would have said that the old man had studied political economy and belles-lettres all his life ; of science it is unnecessary...
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Chambers's miscellany of instructive & entertaining tracts, Volume 17

Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1871 - 270 pages
...see or hear again. In his eighty-first year, the alert, kind, benevolent old man had his attention at every one's question, his information at every one's...another, a celebrated critic — you would have said that the old man had studied political economy and belles-lettres all his life ; of science it is unnecessary...
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The Monastery

Walter Scott - 1872 - 636 pages
...service. Methinks I yet see and hear what I shall never see or hear again. In his eighty-fifth year, the alert, kind, benevolent old man, had his attention...said the old man had studied political economy and belles-lettres all his life, — of science it is unnecessary to speak, it was his own distinguished...
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Brief Biographies

Samuel Smiles - 1874 - 550 pages
...attention alive to every one's question, his information at every one's command. His talents an. I fancy overflowed on every subject. One gentleman was...said the old man had studied political economy and belles-lettres all his life ; it is unnecessary to speak, — it was his own distinguished walk." The...
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Lives of the Engineers ...: The steam-engine. Boulton and Watt. New and rev ...

Samuel Smiles - 1878 - 458 pages
...profound man of science, the most successful combiner of powers, and combiner of numbers, as adapted to practical purposes, — was not only one of the...him on the origin of the alphabet as if he had been soeval with Cadmus; another, a celebrated critic, you would have said the old man had studied political...
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