Through The Fields With Linnaeus (volume 1); A Chapter In Swedish History

Paperback | January 12, 2012

byFlorence Caddy

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1887. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. ROSEN VICTOR. I am as earnest as a bee, But savage as a hornet.--Farr.yr. After his tour Linnaeus again felt the pressure of poverty, as one cannot live only upon fame. Immediately after his return from Lapland he made application for Wrede's exhibition, called Ofverskotts medlen, which he obtained chiefly by the kind assistance of Professor Valraves. From this he enjoyed the first year 30 plStar (about bl. sterling). I can discover no other university prize obtained by Linnaeus while an undergraduate. He was no longer tutor to Rudbeck's sons, nor could he live with Rudbeck as before, on account of the aforementioned feminine influence. But Menander, O afterwards Bishop of Abo, was at that time a student, and assisted Linnaeus considerably with money: the latter taught him natural history in return. Having learnt the art of assaying metals during his ten days' residence at the mines of Biorknas, near Calix, in the course of his Lapland tour, Linnaeus, early in 1733, began a private course of lectures on this subject. The novelty of his information, the vivacity of his style, and the grace of his delivery soon gained him celebrity in this line also. Linnaeus had a general elegance of manners in common with most Swedes; but beyond this, as was said of our Dr. Johnson, 'few persons quitted his company without perceiving themselves wiser and better than they were before'; while, as a lecturer, he had the faculty of expressing what he meant to convey in clear incisive words, in sentences vigorous and full, from his complete mastery of the subject. One relished hearing him as one enjoys seeing a master workman use his tools. He was above his age in the same sense that the flower is above the plant, that the sunflower crowns the stem. In him the natural a...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1887. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. ROSEN VICTOR. I am as earnest as a bee, But savage as a hornet.--Farr.yr. After his tour Linnaeus again felt the pressu...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217307191

ISBN - 13:9780217307192

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