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" He was particularly curious with regard to the construction of clocks and watches ; and having found, after repeated trials, that he could not bring any two of them to go exactly alike, he reflected, it is... "
The Scots Magazine - Page 172
1779
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The London Magazine, Or, Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer, Volume 38

English essays - 1769
...invifible powers. He was particularly curious with regard to the conflruction of clocks and waiches, and having found, after repeated trials, that he could...any two of them to go exactly alike, he reflected, it i< faid, with a mixture of furpriie and regret on his own folly, in having bellowed fo much time...
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The history of the reign of the Emperor Charles V.

William Robertson - Europe - 1769
...of beingin compact with invifible powers. He was particularly curious with regard to the conftrudion of clocks and watches, and having found, after repeated trials, that he could not firing any two of them to go exactly alike, he reflected, it is faid, with a mixture of furprize and...
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The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles V.

William Robertson - Europe - 1777
...being in cornpad with invifible powers. He was particularly curious with regard to the conftrudtion of clocks and watches ; and having found, after repeated...any two of them to go exactly alike, he reflected, it is faid, with a mixture of furprife as well as regret on his own folly, in having beftowed fo much...
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A father's instructions; moral tales, fables, and reflections

Thomas Percival - 1781
...to which his genius was peculiarly turned. He was extremely curious with regard to the conftruclion of clocks and watches; and having found, after repeated...go exactly alike, he reflected, with a mixture of furprize as well as regret, on his own folly (as he might alfo on his cruelty and injuftice) in having...
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The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles V.: With a View of ..., Volume 4

William Robertson - Europe - 1782
...being in compact with invifible powers. He was particularly curious with regard to the conftruction of clocks and watches; and having found, after repeated trials, that he could not bring any two of themto go exactly alike, he reflected, it is faid, with a mixture of furprife as well as regret, on...
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The History of Spain: From the Establishment of the Colony of Gades by the ...

Spain - 1793
...being in compaA with invifible powers. He was particularly curious with regard ro the conftruction of clocks and watches; and having found, after repeated...any two of them to go exactly alike, he reflected, it is faid, with a mixture of furprife as well as regret, on his own folly, in having beftowed fo much...
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The Monthly Visitor, and Entertaining Pocket Companion, Volume 4

1798
...was extremely curious with regard to the conftruction of clocks and watches, and having found, a.ter repeated trials, that he could not bring any . two of them to goexaflly alike, he reflected with a mixture of furptife,-as well as regret, on his own folly (as he...
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Solitude, Volume 1

Johann Georg Zimmermann - Solitude - 1800
...being in compact with invifible powers. He was particularly curious with regard to the conftruction of clocks and watches ; and having found, after repeated...trials, that he could not bring any two of them to go exaftly alike, he reflefted, it is faid, with a mixture of furprife as well as regret, on his own folly,...
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The history of the reign of the Emperor Charles V.: With a view of the ...

William Robertson - Europe - 1802
...fometimes fufpected Charles and Turriano of being in compaft with invifible powers. He was particularly curious with regard to the conftruftion of clocks...not bring any two of them to :go exactly alike, he reflefted, it is faid, with a mixture of furprife as well as regret, on his own folly, in having beftowed...
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The Anti-Jacobin Review and Magazine, Issues 55-58

English literature - 1803
...Emperor from the Romiih faith ! With Robertfon, however, we think it is not improbable, that Charles, " having found, after repeated trials, that he could not bring any two clocks or watches to go exašly alike, might refleft, with a mixture of furprize as well as regret,...
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