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238   ENGLISH MEN OF SCIENCE.   [CHAP.

There are a few cases in which an answer, already given in combination, has been extracted and repeated.

MERITS : EDUCATION PRATSED THROUGHOUT, OR
NEARLY SO-TEN CASES.

(1) " Was admirably taught, set. 13-162, to reason, use my own mind, and depend on myself. Was taught to acquire large masses of information by reading. There was a little tendency to a vagrant style of reading, but this was probably neutralised by other influences."

(2) " Well taught in classics and mathematics. If possible my education should have afforded facilities for the study of the science of observation, but I doubt the practicability of this at school. While a schoolboy I taught myself botany, chemistry, &c., under great disadvantages."

(3) " Careful and good early education at home by my mother and father ; then rather strict training by my father and by my first