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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 Book of Days: A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - Anecdotes - 1883
...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.' Thus when Robert was twelve, he sent mm to a good school in Newcastle, to which he rode daily on a...
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The national encyclopŠdia. Libr. ed, Volume 12

National cyclopaedia - 1879
...school, and give him a liberal training. I was, however, a poor man, and how do yon think I managed ? I betook myself to mending my neighbours' clocks and....and thus I procured the means of educating my son ! ' His son fully repaid him for the self-denial. He displayed intellectual powers of no ordinary character,...
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Famous boys; and how they became great men

Joseph Johnson - 1879 - 301 pages
...and give him a liberal training. I was, however, a a poor man ; and how do you think I managed ? I betook myself to mending my neighbours' clocks and...and thus I procured the means of educating my son." The incident which obtained George the fame of being an engine -doctor, arose from an atmospheric engine...
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Heroes of invention and discovery, selected by the editor of 'Risen by ...

Robert Cochrane (miscellaneous writer.) - 1879
...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 son...
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Great Movements and Those who Achieved Them

Henry James Nicoll - Antislavery movements - 1881 - 456 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...and thus I procured the means of educating my son.' 25 After the death of his wife, in 1804, Stephenson accepted an invitation to become engine-driver...
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George Stephenson: The Locomotive and the Railway

John F. Layson - Electronic book - 1881 - 128 pages
...how do you think I managed 1 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." The paternal solicitude and forethought thus manifested were conspicuously rewarded in the brilliant...
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Great Movements, and Those who Achieved Them, Volume 20

Henry James Nicoll - Great Britain - 1882 - 487 pages
...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." After the death of his wife, in 1804, Stephenson accepted an invitation to become engine-driver at...
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Self-effort; or, The true method of attaining success in life

Joseph Johnson - Success - 1883 - 408 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...and thus I procured the means of educating my son!" But at this period of his life he did other work besides mending clocks ; he invented a " fleg craw...
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Our Iron Roads: Their History, Construction and Administration

Frederick Smeeton Williams - Railroads - 1883 - 520 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...and thus I procured the means of educating my son. He became my assistant and my companion. He got an appointment as under reviewer, and at night we worked...
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Stepping-stones to thrift

Stepping-stone - 1883
...and give him a liberal training. I was, :however, but a poor man, and how do you think I managed ? I betook myself to mending my neighbours' clocks and...and thus I procured the means of educating my son." THE TURNING-POINT. And now came the time when the event occurred which was the making - of Stephenson....
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