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W Thomson


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W Thomson : [essay in Revue des Cours]

'In the evening read aloud Bright's 4th speech on India, and a story in Italian. In the spectator some interesting facts about loss of memory, and "double life". In the Revue des Cours a lecture by Sir W. Thomson of Edinburgh on the retardation of the earth's motion round its axis'.

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: George Eliot [pseud.]      Print: Serial / periodical


William Thomson : The New Testament. Translated from the Greek, 3 vols

'I received about a month ago the Revd Willm Thomson of Ochiltree's new translation of the Testament. Of course I am no judge of his 'new renderings'; but the stile both of writing & thinking displayed in those parts which I have looked at, is dull & sluggish as the clay itself. He brags of having altered the expressions of the old translation - every body I suppose will readily admit this - and be ready to wish him joy of all the honour than [that] can arise from such alterations...'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Thomas Carlyle      Print: Book


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