The Works of Sir William Jones (Volume 1)

9780217375788: The Works of Sir William Jones (Volume 1)

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. 1807. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... * * * I am. just come from Harrow, where it gave me inexpressible happiness to fee Lord Althorp perfectly well, extremely improved, and deservedly beloved by all, as much as by his real friend, and Your Ladyship's Most obedient and faithful servant, William Jones. Lady SPENCER to Mr. JONES. SlR, Althorp, Jan. 10, 1775. The continual hurry occasioned by'having a house full of company, added to my not having been quite well, has prevented my thanking you sooner for your Letter; you cannot doubt of my being much flattered, at your thinking you find any resemblance between my character and that of. Solima, and still more at your telling the world you do: I shall always look upon that poem, as a model you have set up for my imitation, and shall only be sorry 1 do not approach nearer to it, especially after you have called upon me in so public a manner, to improve myself in the ways of virtue and benevolence. I must decline your second request, of criticising, as I have neither time nor talents for such an office, nor do I think your works require it. I am delighted with your invention of the Andrometer, and wish every body would form one for themselves; it would be of infinite use to numbers of people, who, from indolence and dissipation, rather go backwards than forwards in every useful attainment. I am, Sir, with great esteem, Your faithful friend and humble servant, G. Spencer. * H. A. SCHULTENS to Mr. JONES. Amsterdam, Jan. 6, 1775. Although the incessant and extraordinary occupations in which I am at this time engaged, do not allow me to think * Appendix, No. 29. even of writing to my friends, I cannot refuse a few lines to the most learned Bjornstahl, both for the purpose of introducing him to you, and to shew that I have not forgotten you. You will find our Ph...

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