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Life of Sir William Rowan Hamilton, Royal Astronomer of Ireland


    IN a former number of this journal it was our duty to notice the first volume of the life of the illustrious Irish mathematician. We have now to congratulate Mr. Graves on the completion of the second instalment of that great work which has evidently been to him a labour of love. This volume, like its predecessor, bears abundant testimony to the conscientious manner in which the author has sought to delineate a picture of Hamilton, told as far as possible by the letters from Hamilton to his friends and by extracts from his journal. We are again surprised at the extraordinary copiousness of the materials which were available.

    Life of Sir William Rowan Hamilton, Royal Astronomer of Ireland.

    By Robert Perceval Graves, Sub-Dean of the Chapel Royal. Vol. II. pp. 719. With Portrait. (Hodges, Figgis, and Co.)

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