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" I first learned to read,' said Stone ; ' the masons were then at work upon your house. I approached them one day, and observed that the architect used a rule and compasses, and that he made calculations. I inquired what might be the meaning and use of... "
The Lady's Magazine: Or Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex ... - Page 426
1829
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The British encyclopedia, or, Dictionary of arts and sciences, Volume 6

William Nicholson - 1809
...curiosity redoubled ; he sat down upon a bank, and requested a detail of all his proceedings in becoming so learned. ' I first learned to read,' said Stone...' the masons were then at work upon your house : I went near them one day, and I saw that the architect lued a rule, compasses, and that he made calculations....
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The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and ..., Volume 28

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1816
...to no more than having been taught to read by a servant of the duke's, about ten years before. " 1 first learned to read," said Stone; " the masons were then at work upon your house : I went near them one day, and I saw that the architect used a rule and compasses, and that he made calculations....
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The General biographical dictionary: containing an historical and critical ...

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1816
...amounted to no more than having been taught to read by a servant of the duke's, about ten years before. " I first learned to read," said Stone; " the masons were then at work upon your house: I went near them one day, and I saw that the architect used a rule and compasses, and that he made calculations....
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The Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine

Arminianism - 1850
...Duke's curiosity was redoubled : he sat down on a bank, and requested a detail of all his proceedings. " I first learned to read," said Stone : " the masons were then at work upon your house. J went near them one day, and saw that the architect used a rule and compasses, and that he made calculations....
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Glasgow Mechanics' Magazine, and Annals of Philosophy, Volume 1

Industrial arts - 1824
...curiosity was redoubled ; he sat down upon a bench, and requested a detail of bis proceedings on becoming so learned. ' I first learned to read,' said Stone;...' the masons were then at work upon your house ; I went near them one day, and saw the architect use a rule and compasses, and that he made calculations....
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The Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select, Volume 11

Reuben Percy - Anecdotes - 1826
...curiosity was redoubled ; he sat down upon a bench, and requested a detail of his proceedings in becoming so learned. ' I first learned to read,' said Stone...' the masons were then at work upon your house; I went near them one day, and saw the architect used a rule and compasses, and that he made calculations....
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The London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science ..., Volume 21

Thomas Curtis - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1829
...curiosity redoubled — he sat down upon a bank, and requested a detail of all his proceedings in becoming so learned. 'I first learned to read,' said Stone : ' the masons were then at work upon your house : 1 went near them one day, and I saw that the architect used a rule, compasses, and that he made calculations....
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The Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties: Illustrated by Anecdotes ...

George Lillie Craik - Intellectuals - 1830 - 427 pages
...letters in order to learn everything else that one wishes?' The Duke's curiosity redoubled : he sat down on a bank, and requested a detail of the whole process...that the architect used a rule and compasses, and that he made calculations. I inquired what might be the meaning and use of these things, and I was...
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The Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties, Volume 15

George Lillie Craik - Self-culture - 1830
...in order to learn every thing else that one wishes?' The Duke's curiosity re-doubled : he sat down on a bank, and requested a detail of the whole process by which he had become so learned. j " ' I first learned to read,' said Stone ; ' the masons were then at work upon your house. I approached...
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The Methodist Review, Volume 3; Volume 14

Methodist Church - 1832
...letters in order to learn every thing else that one wishes V The duke's curiosity redoubled : he sat down on a bank, and requested a detail of the whole process...that the architect used a rule and compasses, and that he made calculations. I inquired what might be the meaning and use of these things, and I was...
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