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iii.]   ORIGIN OF TASTE FOR SCIENCE,   199

Zoology.-(9) A travelling fellowship. (16) Accidentally reading a book brought me back to scientific studies, previously suspended owing to my profession. (22) Gift, when a boy, of a box of British shells with a book to explain them.

Botany.-(1O) Accidental receipt of De Candolle's " Flore francaise," when residing in France.

Medical Science.-None.

Statistics.--(4) Very clear occasional lectures when a boy.

Mechanics.-(2) A particular study at a university, which accidentally became of professional importance.

C. INDIRECT MOTIVES OR OPPORTUNITIES.

This group has also considerable affinity to group (A) and has been alluded to in the remarks appended to the extracts referring to it. It includes those cases in which the mind was partly, but not largely, deflected from its natural