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[ .220 I sophers the world has ever produced, was at the same time a man of peculiar mildness of character. He had been employed for a long time en a series of calculations om which he had bestowed extraordinary labour. Öne evening having indiscreetly left his door open, his little dog Fido went in and threwdown his candle, which set fire to his valuable papers and entirely consumed them. When Newton entered the room and saw theirreparable mischief which had been done, he simply exclaimed, Ah Fido, you know not what harm you have committed. 92. Drinking up the Sea. Amasis, king of Egypt, was reputed one of the mostlearned men of his time, and through his }ove of science, bad shewn peculiar marks offavour#»Thales, the philosopher of Miletus. Betwees'Amasis and the king of Ethiopia there subsisted an "extraordinary emulation;