Autobiography

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Language: English
Wordcount: 76,313 / 227 pg
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s. During the same years I learnt elementary geometry and algebra thoroughly, the differential calculus, and other portions of the higher mathematics far from thoroughly: for my father, not having kept up this part of his early acquired knowledge, could not spare time to qualify himself for removing my difficulties, and left me to deal with them, with little other aid than that of books: while I was continually incurring his displeasure by my inability to solve difficult problems for which he did not see that I had not the necessary previous knowledge.

As to my private reading, I can only speak of what I remember. History continued to be my strongest predilection, and most of all ancient history. Mitford's Greece I read continually; my father had put me on my guard against the Tory prejudices of this writer, and his perversions of facts for the whitewashing of despots, and blackening of popular institutions. These points he discoursed on, exemplifying them from the Greek orators and historians, with such e

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2007.05.19
IanChen
*****

John Stuat Mill, so great that there's ever no need for me, a sophomore in China, to prate on his greatness. Often I remember how I first read and relished his words there years ago, really fascinating.


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