Sir William Herschel: His Life and Works

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Published: 1880
Language: English
Wordcount: 48,203 / 154 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 44.5
LoC Categories: QB, CT
Downloads: 532
Added to site: 2009.06.04
mnybks.net#: 24353
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Science, Biography
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lf in his studies, learning French very rapidly, and studying Latin and arithmetic with his master out of hours. The household life seems to have been active, harmonious, and intelligent, especially during the presence of the father, who took a great delight in the rapid progress of all his sons in music, and who encouraged them with his companionship in their studies and in their reading on all intellectual subjects.

From the Memoir of CAROLINA, on which we must depend for our knowledge of this early life, we take the following paragraph:

"My brothers were often introduced as solo performers and assistants in the orchestra of the court, and I remember that I was frequently prevented from going to sleep by the lively criticism on music on coming from a concert, or by conversations on philosophical subjects, which lasted frequently till morning, in which my father was a lively partaker and assistant of my brother WILLIAM, by contriving self-made instruments. . . . Often I would keep myse

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