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" ... any degree to the studies connected with his ordinary pursuits. That he should have been minutely and extensively skilled in chemistry and the arts, and in most of the branches of physical science, might perhaps have been conjectured ; but it could... "
Spirit of the English Magazines - Seite 273
1820
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Memoirs of the Most Eminent American Mechanics: Also Lives of Distinguished ...

Henry Howe - 1858 - 482 Seiten
...branches of physical science, might perhaps have been conjectured ; but it could not have been inferred from his usual occupations, and probably is not generally...too, with most of the modern languages, and familiar wuh their most recent literature. Nor was it at all extraordinary to hear the great mechamcian and...
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Self-made Men

Charles C. B. Seymour - 1858 - 588 Seiten
...branches of physical science, might, perhaps, have been conjectured ; but it could not have been inferred from his usual occupations, and probably is not generally...all the details of architecture, music, and law." Z8 WILLIAM COBBETT. ONE of the most remarkable self-made men that England can boast is William Cobbett,...
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The Life of James Watt: With Selections from His Correspondence

James Patrick Muirhead - 1858 - 580 Seiten
...physical science, might " perhaps have been conjectured ; but it could not have been " inferred from liis usual occupations, and probably is not " generally...branches of antiquity, metaphysics, medicine, and etyino" logy, and perfectly at home in all the details of arcliitec" ture, music, and law. He was well...
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THE LIFE OF JAMES WATT

James Patrrick Muirhead - 1859
...branches of physical science, might perhaps have been conjectured ; but it could not have been inferred from his usual occupations, and probably is not generally...literature. Nor was it at all extraordinary to hear the great mechanician and engineer detailing and expounding, for hours together, the metaphysical theories...
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The Life of James Watt: With Selections from His Correspondence

James Patrick Muirhead - 1859 - 580 Seiten
...of physical science, might " perhaps have been conjectured ; but it could not have been " inferred from his usual occupations, and probably is not "...branches of antiquity, metaphysics, medicine, and etymo" log)', and perfectly at home in all the details of architec" ture, music, and law. He was well...
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Perseverance Under Difficulties, as Shown in the Lives of Great Men

Perseverance - 1862 - 294 Seiten
...branches of physical science, might probably have been conjectured ; but it would not have been inferred from his usual occupations, and probably is not generally...languages, -and familiar with their most recent literature. " His astonishing memory was aided, no doubt, in a great measure, by a still higher and rarer faculty,...
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The steady aim, examples and encouragements from modern biography

William Henry Davenport Adams - 1863
...branches of physical science, might perhaps have been conjectured ; but it could not have been inferred from his usual occupations, and probably is not generally...literature. Nor was it at all extraordinary to hear the great mechanician and engineer detailing and expounding, for hours together, the metaphysical theories...
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The English nation; or, A history of England in the lives of Englishmen, Band 5

Englishmen - 1863
...branches of physical science, might perhaps have been conjectured ; but it could not have been inferred from his usual occupations, and probably is not generally...etymology, and perfectly at home in all the details of achitecture, music, and law. He was well-acquainted too with most of the modern languages, and familiar...
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Household Friends for Every Season

James Thomas Fields - 1864 - 327 Seiten
...branches of physical science, might perhaps have been conjectured ; but it could not have been inferred from his usual occupations, and probably is not generally...that he was curiously learned in many branches of antiouity, •• 1 • ', ••• i i1 • ' . -...-.-.- .i :• • - '. .:...-,,! •!.-..•...
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The pursuit of knowledge under difficulties [by G.L. Craik]. Continuation

George Lillie Craik - 1865
...branches of physical science, might perhaps have been conjectured; but it could not have been inferred from his usual occupations, and probably is not generally...literature. Nor was it at all extraordinary to hear the great mechanician and engineer detailing and expounding, for hours together, the metaphysical theories...
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