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248   ENGLISH MEN OF SCIENCE.   [CHAP.

(13) " Absence of instruction in the modern languages."

(14) "Want of the modern languages and of chemistry."

(15) " Want of logical and mathematical training."

(16) " Want of training in the habits of observation."

(17) " Neglect of mathematics ; too much reliance on mere work of memory. Mental training overlooked in the mere acquisition of routine."

(18) " I could now wish that I had gone through at the university a good course of chemistry and physics, as a preparation for the other branches ; but the main obstacle was lack of time."


(19) "Want of education of faculties of observation ; want of mathematics, and of modern languages."