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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 Waverley Novels, Volume 14

Walter Scott - 1912 - 810 pages
...eighty-fifth year, the alert, kind, benevolent old man had his attention alive to every one's '{iicstion, his information at every one's command. His talents...the origin of the alphabet as if he had been coeval witb i ad mil s ; another a celebrated critic — you would have said the old man had studied political...
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The monastery

Sir Walter Scott - 1923 - 666 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 1 Probably the ingenious author alludes to the national adage: — The kinp said sail. But the wind...
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James Watt and the Steam Engine: The Memorial Volume Prepared for the ...

Henry Winram Dickinson, Rhys Jenkins - 1927 - 602 pages
...kind, benevolent old man had his attention alive to every one's question, his information at everyone's command. ' His talents and fancy overflowed on 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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The Monastery

Walter Scott, Sir - 2005 - 373 pages
...thinks this whole passage refers to Mr Watt's improvements on the steam. tag iaa— Note % CAKVAM had Ms attention alive to every one's question, his information...said the old man had studied political economy and belles-lettres all his life, — of science it is unnecessary to speak, it was Ms own distinguished...
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The Monastery

Walter Scott - 2006 - 562 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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