Sketches Of The Royal Society, And Royal Society Club

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byJohn Barrow

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1849. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Section XIII. Charles Hatchett, Esq. If one of our clever novelists, male or female, were to sit down to draw from the stores of their fancy the portrait of a person, who, from the age of boyhood to that of an octogenarian, maintained under all circumstances the same uniform character of fun and frolic, good humour, good sense, kindness, and benevolence, Charles Hatchett might be offered for the original. Nor was he less eminent in the graver walks of literature and science; as a proof of which it may be mentioned that, in 1809, he was elected one of the chosen few of the Literary Club originally instituted by Dr. Johnson and Sir Joshua Reynolds, and on the death of Dr. Burney, in 1829, was appointed to the chief official station of treasurer of the Club. His election into the Royal Society Club is sufficient indication of the estimation in which his scientific, no less than his social qualities, were held by his learned colleagues. Charles Hatchett was born on the 2nd of January, 1765, at the house in Long Acre where his father carried on the business of an eminent coachmaker. In due time Charles was sent to a school known by the name of Fountayne's, situated in what was called, in former days, Marylebone Park. How long he there continued, and in what manner he finished his education, it does not appear there is any record. "I only know," says his daughter, Mrs. Brande, "that he was a tiptop dandy in his day; and one reads an account of the smart appearance of the boys at Fountayne's school, some described as decked out in peagreen, others in sky-blue, and a few of the first water in bright scarlet coats: he, therefore, came home from school a finished exquisite." The description given of this fashionable, as it may be supposed, place of education, wou...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1849. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Section XIII. Charles Hatchett, Esq. If one of our clever novelists, male or female, were to sit down to draw from the store...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217871763

ISBN - 13:9780217871761

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