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" But happening one day to see a gentleman ride by my father's house, which was close by a public road, I asked him what o'clock it then was : he looked at his watch, and told me. As he did that with so much... "
Ferguson's Lectures on Select Subjects, in Mechanics, Hydrostatics ... - Page xxvi
by James Ferguson - 1814
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 134

England - 1883 - 854 pages
...and told me. As he did that with so much good-nature, I begged of him to show me the inside of the watch ; and though he was an entire stranger, he immediately opened the watch, and put it into my hands." Imagine the excitement, the eagerness, the almost awe, as keen curiosity and dormant faculty peeped,...
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Lectures on Select Subjects in Mechanics, Hydrostatics, Hydraulics ..., Volume 1

James Ferguson - Eclipses - 1823 - 406 pages
...looked at his watch, and told me. As he did that with so much good-nature, I begged of him to shew me the inside of his watch : and though he was an...stranger, he immediately opened the watch, and put into my hands. I saw the spring-box with part of the chain round it, and asked him what it was that...
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Autobiography: A Collection of the Most Instructive and Amusing ..., Volume 6

Autobiographies - 1830 - 312 pages
...it then was : he looked at his watch, and told me. As he did that with so much good-nature, I begged of him to show me the inside of his watch : and though...opened the watch, and put it into my hands. I saw the spring-box with part of the chain round it, and asked him what it was that made the box turn round...
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Journal of a Voyage from London to Savannah in Georgia

George Whitefield - 1830 - 314 pages
...then •was : lie looked at his watch, and told me. As he did that with so much good-nature, I begged of him to show me the inside of his watch : and though...opened the watch, and put it into my hands. I saw the spring-box with part of the chain round it, and asked him what it was that made the box turn round...
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The pursuit of knowledge under difficulties [by G.L. Craik].

George Lillie Craik - Knowledge, Theory of - 1830 - 484 pages
...looked at his watch, and told me. As. he did that with so much good-nature, I begged of him to shew me the inside of his watch ; and though he was an...entire stranger, he immediately opened the watch, and pui it into my hands. I saw the spring box, with pan of the chain round it ; and asked him what it...
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Methodist Magazine and Quarterly Review, Volume 3; Volume 14

Methodist Church - 1832 - 510 pages
...it then was ? He looked at his watch and told me. As he did that with so much good nature, I begged of him to show me the inside of his watch ; and though...box, with part of the chain round it ; and asked him what4t was that made the box turn round ? He told me that it was turned round by a steel spring within...
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Exemplary and Instructive Biography: For the Study of Youth

Exemplary and instructive biography - Biography - 1836 - 348 pages
...it then was : he looked at his watch, and told me. As he did that with so much good nature, I begged of him to show me the inside of his watch ; and though...was an entire stranger, he immediately opened the •j'atch, and put it into my hands. I saw the spring-box with part of the chain round it, and asked...
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Lectures on Select Subjects in Mechanics, Hydrostatics, Pneumatics, Optics ...

James Ferguson - Astronomy - 1839 - 556 pages
...looked at his watch, and told me. As he did that with so much good nature, I begged of him to shew me the inside of his watch : and though he was an entire stranger, he immediately opened the watch, und put it into my hands. I saw the springbox with part of the chain round it, and asked him what it...
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Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties: Its Pleasures and Rewards ..., Volume 1

Self-culture - 1840 - 298 pages
...it then was. He looked at his watch and told me. As he did that with so much good-nature, I begged of him to show me the inside of his watch ; and though...hands. I saw the spring box, with part of the chain around, it and asked him what it was that made the box turn round. He told me that it was turned round...
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Instructive Extracts, Comprising Religious and Moral Instruction, Natural ...

1843 - 350 pages
...it then was ; he looked at his watch and told me. As he did that with so much good nature, I begged of him to show me the inside of his watch : and though...entire stranger, he immediately opened the watch, and, having put it into my hands, explained every thing I wished to know regarding it. I thanked the gentleman,...
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