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CHAPTER II.

QUALITIES.

Energy-Size of Head-Health-Perseverance - Practical Business Habits-Memory-Independence of Character --Mechanical Aptitude- Religious Bias-Truthfulness.

IN this chapter I will speak of the qualities which the returns specify as most conspicuous in scientific men, and I shall endeavour to make them tell their own tale by quoting anonymous extracts from their communications. Some of these qualities are common to all men who succeed in life, others-such as the love for scienceare more or less special to scientific men. We will begin with the general qualities, with the view of obtaining as exact an idea as may be of the degree in which they are present in the leaders of