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Devotion To Science

M. Agassiz, the celebrated palaeontologist, is known to have relinquished

pursuits from which he might have been in the receipt of a considerable

income, and all for the sake of science. Dr. Buckland knew him, when

engaged in this arduous career, with the revenue of only 100l.: and

of this he paid fifty pounds to artists for drawings, thirty pounds for

books, and lived himself on the remaining twenty pounds a year! Thus did

he raise himself to an elevated European rank; and, in his abode, au

troisieme, was the companion and friend of princes, ambassadors, and

men of the highest rank and talent of every country.

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