୧୧ Adams afterwards ANTONIO CANOVA artist asked astonishment became began born Boston Latin school boy's boyhood boyish brother Busseto called Camisards Canova career Cavalier child composed delight distinguished drawing Dudley Buck early Edinburgh eighteen England English fame famous Farinelli father Galashiels gave genius Goethe honor ISAAC NEWTON JAMES NASMYTH James Watt King knew Latin Le Roncole learned lessons lived looked Lorenzo de Medici loved master mechanical Michael mind mother Mozart musical musician Napoleon Nasmyth natural neighboring never night Oliver once opera painter piano Pichegru play pleasure poems poet poor portraits pupil remarkable replied Samuel Smiles says Scotland Scott sent Signor Faliero soon story student talent taste taught teacher thorough-bass thought took turned twelve uncle Vandyck Wilkie wonderful write wrote young youth
Page 56 - ... length, between my eye and the stars ; sliding the beads upon it till they hid such and such stars from my eye, in order to take their apparent distances from one another; and then, laying the thread down on a paper, I marked the stars thereon by the beads, according to their respective positions, having a candle by me.
Page 113 - Then you can put words together !" ' Yes, sir." ' Then," said the master, " you may take your slate and go out behind the school-house, and there you can find something to write about, and then you can tell what it is, what it is for, and what is to be done with it ; and that will be a composition.
Page 83 - I was formerly a bookseller and binder, but am now turned philosopher,* which happened thus: — Whilst an apprentice, I, for amusement, learnt a little chemistry and other parts of philosophy, and felt an eager desire to proceed in that way further. After being a journeyman for six months under a disagreeable master, I gave up my business, and through the interest of a Sir H.
Page 140 - I arrived at Oxford with a stock of erudition that might have puzzled a doctor, and a degree of ignorance of which a schoolboy would have been ashamed.
Page 263 - Oh, very well," replied the other, " I will ride behind you, so mount." He mounted accordingly, and away they rode. " This is the last ride I shall have," said his companion, " for some time. To-morrow I am to be apprenticed to a tailor." " A tailor!" exclaimed West; " you will surely never be a tailor ?" " Indeed but I shall," replied the other ;
Page 268 - This boy is now (Feb. 1780) nearly ten years and a half old; but at the age of nine, without the most distant instruction from any one, he was capable of copying historical pictures in a masterly style, and also succeeded amazingly in compositions of his own, particularly that of Peter denying Christ.
Page 3 - Heaven is not reached at a single bound, But we build the ladder by which we rise From the lowly earth to the vaulted skies, And we mount to its summit round by round.
Page 178 - I never saw such an idle boy as you are: take a book or employ yourself usefully ; for the last hour you have not spoken one word, but taken off the lid of that kettle and put it on again, holding now a cup and now a silver spoon over the steam, watching how it rises from the spout, catching and counting the drops it falls into; are yon not ashamed of spending your time in that way?