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- My ardour was indeed the astonishment of the students, and my proficiency that of the masters.Chapter 4 (9% in)
- A mind of moderate capacity which closely pursues one study must infallibly arrive at great proficiency in that study; and I, who continually sought the attainment of one object of pursuit and was solely wrapped up in this, improved so rapidly that at the end of two years I made some discoveries in the improvement of some chemical instruments, which procured me great esteem and admiration at the university.Chapter 4 (14% in)
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