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LIVES OF THE ENGINEERS. Illustrated by 9 Steel Portraits and 342 Illustrations on Wood. 5 vols. crown 8vo.
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Influence of companionship - Force of imitation - Companionship of
the good - Power of associates — Boyhood of Henry Martyn and of
Dr. Paley - Dr. Arnold an exemplar - Power of good example –
Radiating force of great minds Admire nobly
Moral courage - Martyrs of science — Persecution of great discoverers
- Hostility to new views Socrates, Bruno, Galileo, R. Bacon,
- Intellectual intrepidity — Energetic courage - Courage and ten-
Cheerfulness of disposition – Jeremy Taylor - Cheerfulness a tonic
A beam in the eye- Dr. Marshall Hall, Luther, Lord Palmerston
Cheerfulness of men of genius — Euler, Robison, A bauzit, Adan-
Dlanner the grace of character - Influence of manner-Politeness
Etiquette -True courtesy -Self-restraint - Practical unpolite-
-Ease of manner — Indications of self-respect — Politeness of
foreigners — Good taste an economist - Instinctive tact of women
gruffness — Shyness and reserve - Shyness of Teutonic races — Shy
French fail as colonizers - The English race inartistic Art and
Men are known by the books they read — Good books the best society -
Interest of biography – The great lesson of biography - The Book of
- Plutarch's art Trifles in biography - Portraiture of character
- Good books resemble good actions – Books necessaries of life