The History of the Works of the Learned ..., Volume 9

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J. Robinson, 1741 - Bibliography
Containing impartial accounts and accurate abstracts of the most valuable books published in Great Britain and foreign parts ...

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Page 373 - Penniston, and there laid the foundation of that knowledge of the Greek and Roman languages, which he afterwards improved so far, by his own application to the classic authors, as to hear the works of Euclid, Archimedes, and Diophantus, read in their original Greek.
Page 378 - He could judge of the size of a room, into which he was introduced, of the distance he was from the wall ; and if ever he had walked over a pavement in courts, piazzas, &c. which reflected a sound, and was afterwards conducted thither again, he could exactly tell whereabouts in the walk he was placed, merely. by the note it sounded.
Page 153 - Scaevolas; all which accomplishments were but ministerial and subservient to that on which his hopes and ambition were singly placed, the reputation of an orator: To qualify himself therefore particularly for this, he attended the pleadings of all the speakers of his time ; heard the daily lectures of the most eminent orators of Greece, and was perpetually composing somewhat at home, and declaiming under their correction : and that he might neglect nothing which could help in any degree to improve...
Page 376 - But, if we consider that the ideas of extended quantity, which are the chief objects of mathematics, may as well be acquired from the sense of feeling, as that of sight ; that a fixed and steady attention is the principal qualification for this study ; and that the blind are by necessity more abstracted than others, for which reason...
Page 373 - Here it was that his genius first appeared: for he very soon became able to work the common questions, to make long calculations by the strength of his memory, and to form new rules to himself for the more ready solving of such" problems as are often proposed to learners, as trials of skill.
Page 377 - ... who could see it. He could tell when any thing was held near his face, or when he passed by a tree at no great distance, provided the air was calm, and...
Page 406 - ... and received all that came to him ; preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him.
Page 269 - And health and vigor are at once restor'd. lapis first perceiv'd the closing wound, And first the footsteps of a god he found. "Arms! arms!
Page 97 - London, and a great convenience to the merchant^ who wanted such a place to meet and transact their affairs in, but likewise contributed very much to the promotion of trade, both by the number of shops erected there, and the much greater number of the poor, who were employed in working for them. And the donation of his own mansionhouse for a seat of learning and the liberal arts, with...
Page 382 - This flatters his lazinefs, it flatters my judgment, who always thought that (univerfal as his talents are) this is eminently and peculiarly his, above all the writers I know living or dead : I do not except Horace.

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