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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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Contributions to the Edinburgh review, Volume 3

Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey - 1846
...at all extraordinary to hear the great mechanician and engineer detailing and expounding, for hours together, the metaphysical theories of the German...doubt, in a great measure, by a still higher and rarer faculty—by his power of digesting and arranging in its proper place all the information he received,...
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Chambers's Miscellany of Instructive and Entertaining Tracts

William Chambers, Robert Chambers - Biography - 1847
...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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Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight

Half hours - 1847
...and expounding, for hours together, the metaphysical theories of the German logicians, or criticizing the measures or the matter of the German poetry. His...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 pursuit of knowledge under difficulties: Illustrated by anecdotes. With ...

George Lillie Craik, Francis Wayland - Self-culture - 1847
...and expounding, for hours together, the metaphysical theories of the German logicians, or criticizing the measures or the matter of the German poetry. "His...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 Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties, Volume 2

George Lillie Craik, Francis Wayland - Self-culture - 1847
...and expounding, for hours together, the metaphysical theories of the German logicians, or criticizing the measures or the matter of the German poetry. "His...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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A Treatise on the Steam Engine: In Its Application to Mines, Mills, Steam ...

John Bourne - Steam-engines - 1847 - 258 pages
...at all extraordinary to bear the great mechanician and engineer detailing and expounding for hours together the metaphysical theories of the German logicians, or criticising the measures or the matter of German poetry." It was this promiscuous occupation of the mind, and the energy of imagination which...
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Readings in science and literature

Daniel Scrymgeour - 1851
...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. His astonishmg memory was aided, no doubt, in a great measure, by a still higher and rarer faculty —...
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Practical English composition

Richard Hiley - 1852
...acquainted, too, with most of the modern languages, and familiar with their most recent literature. measure, by a still higher and rarer 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,...
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The Home friend, a weekly miscellany of amusement and instruction

Society for promoting Christian knowledge - 1852
...languages, and familiar with their recent literature. His astonishing memory was aided no doubt by a higher and rarer faculty ; — by his power of digesting and arranging in his mind all the valuable information he received, and of casting aside and rejecting, as it were instinctively,...
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The Triumphs of Perseverance and Enterprise: Recorded as Examples for the Young

Thomas Cooper - Biography - 1854 - 376 pages
...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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