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The Reminiscences of an Astronomer

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Author: Simon Newcomb
Published: 1903
Language: English
Wordcount: 108,833 / 317 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.7
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 701
Added to site: 2006.09.18
mnybks.net#: 14427
Genres: Biography, Science
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ve of how their ancestors lived in the early years of the century are so vague and shadowy as not to influence their conduct at the present time.

What we now call school training, the pursuit of fixed studies at stated hours under the constant guidance of a teacher, I could scarcely be said to have enjoyed. For the most part, when I attended my father's school at all, I came and went with entire freedom, and this for causes which, as we shall see, he had reasons for deeming good.

It would seem that I was rather precocious. I was taught the alphabet by my aunts before I was four years old, and I was reading the Bible in class and beginning geography when I was six.

One curious feature of my reading I do not remember to have seen noticed in the case of children. The printed words, for the most part, brought no well-defined images to my mind; none at least that were retained in their connection. I remember one instance of this. We were at Bedeque, Prince Edward Island. During the absence of

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