The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)by Edward Gibbon
His residence at Lausanne was very useful to him. He had access to books in abundance, and his tutor, who was a man of great good sense and amiability but of no remarkable capacity, very judiciously left his industrious pupil to pursue his studies in his own way. Hiving wisdom with each
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His residence at Lausanne was very useful to him. He had access to books in abundance, and his tutor, who was a man of great good sense and amiability but of no remarkable capacity, very judiciously left his industrious pupil to pursue his studies in his own way. Hiving wisdom with each studious year, as Byron so truly says, he speedily amassed a store of learning which has seldom been equalled. His in satiable love of knowledge, his rare capacity for concentrated, accurate, and fruitful study, guided by a singularly sure and masculine judgment, soon made him, in the true sense Of the word, one of the best scholars Of his time. His learning.
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