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After a suitable time I was put under the care of a nursemaid. I remember her well - Mary Peterkin - a truly Scandinavian name. She came from Haddingtonshire, where most of the people are of Scandinavian origin.
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After the death of my master I passed over to the service of his worthy partner, Joshua Field. I had an equal pleasure in working under him.
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Behold us, then, settled down at Hammerfield for life. We had plenty to do. My workshop was fully equipped. My hobbies were there, and I could work them to my heart's content.
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Besides showing them my own steam hammer, I took the deputation to the extensive works of Messrs. Rushton and Eckersley, where they saw one of my five-ton hammer-block steam hammers in full action.
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But my most favourite pursuit, after my daily exertions at the Foundry, was Astronomy. There were frequently clear nights when the glorious objects in the Heavens were seen in most attractive beauty and brilliancy.
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Each new tool that I constructed had some feature of novelty about it. I always endeavoured after greater simplicity and perfectness of workmanship.
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Everything connected with war and warlike exploits is interesting to a boy.
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From a very early period of my life I have derived the highest enjoyment from listening to music, especially to melody, which is to me the most pleasing form of composition.
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I accordingly cast for him a speculum of 8 inches diameter. I ground and polished it, and had it fitted up in a temporary manner to exhibit its optical capabilities, which were really of no mean order.
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I had already a slight acquaintance with Astronomy. My father had implanted in me the first germs. He was a great admirer of that sublimest of sciences.
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I had no intention of proceeding further as an assistant or a journeyman. I intended to begin business for my self.
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I may mention that when I retired from business, and took out of it the fortune that had accumulated during my twenty-two years of assiduous attention and labour, I invested the bulk of it in Three per cent Consols.
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I used my right hand in all that was necessary, and my left in all sorts of practical manipulative affairs. My left hand has accordingly been my most willing and obedient servant in transmitting my will through my fingers into material or visible forms. In this way I became ambidexter.
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IN 1840 I furnished Sir Edward Parry with a drawing of my steam hammer, in the hope that I might induce him to recommend its adoption in the Royal Dockyards.
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In 1854 I took out a patent for puddling iron by means of steam.
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In course of time the Brothers Cowper removed the manufacture of their printing machines from London, to Manchester. There they found skilled and energetic workmen, ready to carry their plans into effect.
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In order to keep pace with the influx of work I had to take on fresh hands.
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It was thoroughly consistent with Mr. Bessemer's kindly feelings towards me, that, after our meeting at Cheltenham, he made me an offer of one-third share of the value of his patent.
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Many long years of pleasant toil and exertion had done their work. A full momentum of prosperity had been given to my engineering business at Patricroft.
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My father was always anxious to give pleasure to his children. Accordingly, he took me one day, as a special treat, to the top of the grand old tower, to see the chimes played.
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My share in the financial results accumulated with accelerated rapidity to an amount far beyond my most sanguine hopes.
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Nevertheless, I was exceedingly delighted with the appearance of the city of Nuremberg. It carries one back to the mediaeval times!
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OUR history begins before we are born. We represent the hereditary influences of our race, and our ancestors virtually live in us.
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The completion of the working drawings of the Lambeth pumping engines occupied me until August 1831. I had then arrived at my twenty-third year.
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This first order for my pile-driver was a source of great pleasure to me. I had long contemplated this application of the power of the steam hammer.
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Time passed by. I had furnished steam hammers to the principal foundries in England. I had sent them abroad, even to Russia. At length it became known to the Lords of the Admiralty that a new power in forging had been introduced.
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Week by week my orders grew, and the flat of the old mill soon assumed a very busy aspect.
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