A Life of Linnaeus

A Life of Linnaeus

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...There he was prevailed on by Professor Von Royen to remain with him a few months, in order to assist him in arranging the University Garden. This determination on his part was very displeasing to the friend he had just left, and to whose entreaties he had turned a deaf ear. He excused himself to Mr. Clifford as he best could, assuring him that he had no other motive than the desire to do honour to himself and his patron; and he remained long enough to accomplish his purpose. At the same time, he assisted Gronovius with his Flora Virginica, which was published about the same time as Von Royen's Hortus Leydensis; both these naturalists having adopted Linnaeus' names and principles. With his characteristic industry, "that the evenings might not pass uselessly," he employed them in working at his Classes Plantarum, which was published during his stay at Leyden. This work is "a complete view of all the botanical systems ever known." Here, also, he published his Corollarium Generum, and his Methodus Sexualis. His indefatigable attention to the pursuit of science did not so wholly engross Linnaeus as to prevent him from enjoying the recreations of social intercourse; and he has given an entertaining account of some of his choice companions at Leyden. A party of six or seven " kindred spirits" formed themselves into a club, and, meeting at each other's houses, discussed subjects of mutual interest. Each was distinguished for something in which he peculiarly excelled. John Lawson, a learned Scotchman and traveller, was skilled in history and antiquities. Of him Linnaeus makes honourable mention, as "a man of great judgment." He also proved himself substantially friendly; for several times he supplied Linnaeus with...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236525825
  • 9781236525826