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" I was in education, and made up my mind that he should not labour under the same defect, but that I would put him to a good school, and give him a liberal training. I was, however, a poor man; and how do you think I managed ? I betook myself to mending... "
Tait's Edinburgh magazine - Page 427
1857
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The Church at home: a plea for family religion

Samuel Clarkson - Families - 1860 - 89 pages
...school and give him a liberal training. I was, however, a poor man ; and how do you think I managed ? I betook myself to mending my neighbours' clocks and...watches at night, after my daily labour was done, and I thus procured the means of educating my son." It is a short-sighted economy which looks merely at...
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Lives of the Engineers, with an Account of Their Principal Works ..., Volume 3

Samuel Smiles - Engineers - 1862
...how do you think I managed ? I betook myself to mending my neighbours' clocks and watches at nights, after my daily labour was done, and thus I procured the means of educating my son." l By dint of such extra labour in his bye-hours, with this object, Stephenson contrived to save a sum...
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Lives of the Engineers, with an Account of Their Principal Works ..., Volume 3

Samuel Smiles - Engineers - 1862
...how do you think I managed ? I betook myself to mending my neighbours' clocks and watches at nights, after my daily labour was done, and thus I procured the means of educating my eon." 1 By dint of such extra labour in his bye-hours, with this object, Stephenson contrived to save...
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The triumphs of invention and discovery

James Hamilton Fyfe - 1863
...how do you think I managed? I betook myself to mending my neighbours' clocks and watches at nights, after my daily labour was done, and thus I procured the means of educating my son." George began by teaching his son to work with him; and when the little chap could not reach so high...
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The Life of George Stephenson and of His Son Robert Stephenson: Comprising ...

Samuel Smiles - Locomotives - 1868 - 501 pages
...managed ? I betook myself to mending my neighbors' clocks and watches at nights, after my daily labor was done, and thus I procured the means of educating my son."* By dint of such extra labor in his by-hours, with this object, Stephenson contrived to save a sum of...
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Chambers's miscellany of instructive & entertaining tracts, Volume 1

Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1869
...training as I could afford to give him. I was, however, a poor man ; and how do you think I managed ? I betook myself to mending my neighbours' clocks and watches at night, after my daily labour was done. By this means I saved money, which I put by ; and, in course of time, I was thus enabled to give my...
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PORTRAIT GALLERY OF EMINENT MEN AND WOMEN OF EUROPE AND AMERICA

EVERT A. DUYCKINCK - 1872
...managed ? I betook myself to mending my neighbors' clocks and watches at night, after my daily labor was done, and thus I procured the means of educating my son." But his career was now about to take a turn. He had marked the details of the machine under his guidance,...
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Biography, exemplary and instructive

William Chambers - Biography - 1873 - 304 pages
...how do you think I managed ? I betook myself to mending my neighbours' clocks and watches at nights, after my daily labour was done, and thus I procured the means of educating >my son.' In 1810, an opportunity occurred for George Stephenson signalising himself. A badly constructed steamM...
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Lawson's Tyneside Celebrities: Sketches of the Lives and Labours of Famous ...

William D. Lawson - Biography - 1873 - 387 pages
...managed ? I betook myself to mending my neighbours' clocks and watches at nights, after my daily work was done, and thus I procured the means of educating my son." Thus, the bitter experience of the parent conduced to the well-being of the child, and the memory of...
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The treasury of modern biography, compiled by R. Cochrane, Issue 92

Robert Cochrane (miscellaneous writer) - 1878
...training as I could afford to give him. I was, however, a poor man ; and how do yon think I managed ? I betook myself to mending my neighbours' clocks and watches at night after my daily labour was done. By thia means I saved money, which I put by ; and in course of time I was thus enabled to give my son...
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