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" ... and perfectly at home in all the details of architecture, music, and law. He was well acquainted too with most of the modern languages, and familiar with their most recent literature. Nor was it at all extraordinary to hear the great mechanician and... "
The Gentleman's Magazine - Page 464
1819
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The graduated course of translation from English into French, ed. by C ...

Hugues Charles S. Cassal, Théodore Karcher - 1876
...at all extraordinary to hear the great mechanician and engineer detailing and expounding for hours together the metaphysical theories of the German logicians,...criticising the measures or the matter of the German poetry — Jeffrey. 160. THE 'GALERIE DE MEDICIS' IN THE LOUVRE. But Rubens, the great, joyous, full-souled,...
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Heroes of invention and discovery, selected by the editor of 'Risen by ...

Robert Cochrane (miscellaneous writer.) - 1879
...at all extraordinary to hear the great mechanician and engineer detailing and expounding, for hours together, the metaphysical theories of the German...faculty — by his power of digesting and arranging in its proper place all the information he received, and of casting aside and rejecting, as it were instinctively,...
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The triumphs of perseverance and enterprise [by T. Cooper].

Thomas Cooper - 1879
...mechanician and engineer detailing and expounding, for hours together, the metaphysical theories of th* German logicians, or criticising the measures or the...faculty — by his power of digesting and arranging in its proper place all the information he received, and of casting aside and rejecting, as it were instinctively,...
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Historical reader. English history

Historical reader - 1880
...at all extraordinary to hear the great mechanician and engineer detailing and expounding for hours together the metaphysical theories of the German logicians,...criticising the measures or the matter of the German poetry. LORD JEFFREY : Essays from the Edinburgh Jteview. ap-pre-hen-sion, grasping a thought. con-trlv^ance,...
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The pursuit of knowledge under difficulties [by G.L. Craik]. Continuation

George Lillie Craik - 1881
...at all extraordinary to hear the great mechanician and engineer detailing and expounding, for hours together, the metaphysical theories of the German...criticising the measures or the matter of the German poetry. 1 His astonishing memory was aided, no doubt, in a great measure, by a still higher and rarer faculty...
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Great Movements: And Those who Achieved Them, Volume 20

Henry James Nicoll - Inventors - 1882 - 487 pages
...at all extraordinary to hear the great mechanician and engineer detailing and expounding, for hours together, the metaphysical theories of the German...the measures or the matter of the German poetry." Mrs. Schimmel-Penninck, in her "Autobiography," has left us a striking picture of Watt in his old age....
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Favorite Authors in Prose and Poetry

1884
...at all extraordinary to hear the great mechanician and engineer detailing and expounding, for hours together, the metaphysical theories of the German...faculty, — by his power of digesting and arranging in its proper place all the information he received, and of casting aside and rejecting, as it were instinctively,...
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Great men at play, Volume 2

Thomas Firminger Thiselton Dyer - Games - 1889
...he had been a very milliner's apprentice of eighteen." His astonishing memory, it has been remarked, was aided, no doubt, in a great measure by a still...faculty — by his power of digesting and arranging in its proper place all the information he received, and of casting aside and rejecting, as it were, instinctively...
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The History of Civilisation in Scotland, Volume 4

John Mackintosh - Scotland - 1896
...at all extraordinary to hear the great mechanician and engineer detailing and expounding, for hours together the metaphysical theories of the German logicians,...criticising the measures or the matter of the German poetry. "It is needless to say, that, with those vast resources, his conversation was at all times rich and...
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Annual Meeting: Proceedings, Constitution, List of Active Members, and Addresses

American Institute of Instruction - History - 1896
...at all extraordinary to hear the great mechanician and engineer detailing and expounding for hours together the metaphysical theories of the German logicians,...the measures or the matter of the German poetry." It is interesting to note that his last years were spent in devising a machine for making statuary....
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