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" I in tnose days enjoyed of being present while the first philosopher of his age was the historian of his own discoveries, and be an eye-witness of those experiments by which he had formerly made them, once more performed with his own hands. "
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF HENRY LORD BRUOGHAM - Page 60
by HIMSELF - 1871
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Lives of Men of Letters and Science, who Flourished in the Time of George III.

Henry Brougham Baron Brougham and Vaux - Authors, English - 1845 - 295 pages
...reasoning been carried away by the mingled fancy, epigram, and argumentation of Plunket; but I should without hesitation prefer, for mere intellectual gratification...philosopher of his age was the historian of his own discoI verieB, and be an eye-witness of those experiments by which he had formerly made them, once...
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Tait's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 12

William Tait, Christian Isobel Johnstone - 1845
...reasoning been carried away by the mingled fancy, epigram, and argumentation of Plunket ; but 1 should without hesitation prefer, for mere intellectual gratification,...aware how much of it is derived from association,) to he once more allowed the privilege which I in those days enjoyed of being present while the first philosopher...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 97

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle), George Walter Prothero - 1855
...reasoning been carried away by the mingled fancy, epigram, and argumentation of Flunket ; but I should without hesitation prefer, for mere intellectual gratification...enjoyed of being present while the first philosopher of hia age was the historian of his own discoveries, and be an eye-witness of those experiments by which...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 97

Baptists - 1855
...reasoning been carried away by the mingled fancy, epigram, and argumentation of Plunket ; but I should without hesitation prefer, for mere intellectual gratification...enjoyed of being present while the first philosopher of hi* age was the historian of his own discoveries, and be an eye-witness of those experiments by which...
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Lives of philosophers of the time of George III.

Baron Henry Brougham Brougham and Vaux - Science - 1855 - 492 pages
...reasoning been carried away by the mingled fancy, epigram, and argumentation of Plunket ; but I should without hesitation prefer, for mere intellectual gratification...association), to be once more allowed the privilege which I in tnose days enjoyed of being present while the first philosopher of his age was the historian of his...
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Life of Adam Smith

John Rae - Economists - 1895 - 449 pages
...intellectual gratification he should prefer sitting again on the old benches of the chemistry classroom, " while the first philosopher of his age was the historian of his own discoveries " ; and, adored as he was by his students, he was the object of scarce less veneration and pride to the whole...
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Distinguished Figures in Mechanism and Machine Science: Their Contributions ...

Marco Ceccarelli - Technology & Engineering - 2007 - 393 pages
...most eloquent tongues, but I should, without hesitation, prefer, for mere intellectual gratification, to be once more allowed the privilege which I in those...his age was the historian of his own discoveries." Black had come across Watt when he was at work on Macfarlane's instruments. He would come and stand...
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