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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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The Granite Monthly: A New Hampshire Magazine Devoted to History ..., Volume 10

Henry Harrison Metcalf, John Norris McClintock - 1887 - 434 pages
...command. His talent and fancy overflowed on every subject. One gentleman was a deep philologist ; he talks with him on the origin of the alphabet, as if he had...said the old man had studied political economy and belle lettres all his life ; of science it is unnecessary to speak, it was his own distiuguisbod walk."...
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The monastery

Walter Scott - 1881 - 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...have said the old man had studied political economy find belles-lettres all his life, — of science it is unnecessary to speak, it was his own distinguished...
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A Popular History of Science

Robert Routledge - 1881 - 748 pages
...see or hear again. In his eighty-third year the alert, kind, benevolent old man had his attention at every one's question — his information at every...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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Great Movements and Those who Achieved Them

Henry James Nicoll - 1881 - 506 pages
...kind, benevolent old man had his attention alive to everyone's question, his information at everyone's command. His talents and fancy overflowed on every...; another, a celebrated critic — you would have thought he had studied political economy and belles-lettres all his life. Of science it is unnecessary...
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Brief Biographies

Samuel Smiles - 1881 - 230 pages
...on every subject. One gentleman was a deep philologist,—he talked with him on the origin of tiie alphabet, as if he had been coeval with Cadmus; another, a celebrated critic,—you would have said the old man had studied political econo ny and belles-lettres all his...
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Great Movements, and Those who Achieved Them, Volume 20

Henry James Nicoll - 1882 - 514 pages
...service. Methinks I yet see and hear what I shall never see or hear again. In his eighty-second year, the alert, kind, benevolent old man had his attention...; another, a celebrated critic — you would have thought he had studied political economy and belles-lettres all his life. Of science it is unnecessary...
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Monastery. The abbot

Walter Scott - 1883 - 948 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...Cadmus ; another, a celebrated critic, — you would liave said the old man had studied political economy and belles-lettres all his life, — of science...
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Manual Training: The Solution of Social and Industrial Problems

Charles Henry Ham - 1886 - 442 pages
...Scott met. Referring to the occasion, and speaking of Watt, Sir Walter is reported to have said, " 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 distinguished walk."...
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The Monastery

Walter Scott - 1886 - 878 pages
...information at everyone's command. His talents and fancy overflowed on every subject. One gentleman wot a deep philologist,— he talked with him on the origin...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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The Granite Monthly: A Magazine of Literature, History and State ..., Volume 10

Henry Harrison Metcalf, John Norris McClintock - 1887 - 476 pages
...command. His talent and fancy overflowed on every subject. One gentleman was a deep philologist ; he talks with him on the origin of the alphabet, as if he had...said the old man had studied political economy and belle lettres all his life ; of science it is unnecessary to speak, it was his own distinguished walk."...
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