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" A watchmaker told me that a gentleman had put an exquisite watch into his hands, that went irregularly. It was as perfect a piece of work as was ever made. He took it to pieces and put it together again twenty times. No manner of defect was to be discovered,... "
District School Journal, of the State of New-York - Page 91
1849
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Self-improvement: Chiefly Addressed to the Young...

John Todd - Conduct of life - 1799 - 192 pages
...exquisite watch into hia hands, that went irregularly. It was as perfect a piece of work as ever was made. He took it to pieces, and put it together again,...defect was to be discovered; and yet the watch went badly. At last it struck him, that possibly the balance-wheel might have been near a magnet; on applying...
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The Works of the Rev. Richard Cecil ...: With a Memoir of His Life, Volume 3

Richard Cecil, Josiah Pratt - Theology - 1816
...watch-maker told me that a gentleman had put an exquisite watch into his hands, that went irregularly. It was as perfect a . piece of work as was ever made....possibly, the balance-wheel might have been near a magnet. On applying a needle to it, he found his suspicion true. Here was all the mischief. The steel...
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Remains of the Rev. Richard Cecil...: To which is Pretixed, a View of His ...

Richard Cecil - 1817 - 271 pages
...watch maker told me that a gentleman had put an exquisite watch into his hands, that went irregularly. It was as perfect a piece of work as was ever made. •17 He took it to pieces and put it together again twenty times. No manner of defect was to be discovered,...
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Remains of the Rev. Richard Cecil ...: To which is Prefixed a View of His ...

Richard Cecil - Theology - 1824 - 323 pages
...watchmaker toM me that a gentleman had put an exquisite watch into his hands, that went irregularly. It was as perfect a piece of work as was ever made....possibly, the balance-wheel might have been near a magnet. On applying a needle to it, he found his suspicions true. Here was all the mischief. The steel...
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The Christian Repository, Volume 4

Theology - 1824
...watchmaker told me that a gentleman had put an exquisite watch into his hands, that went irregularly. It was as perfect a piece of work as was ever made....intolerably. At last it struck him, that, possibly, the balance wheel might have been rear a magnet. On applying a needle to it, he found his suspicions true....
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The Works of the Rev. Richard Cecil: With a Memoir of His Life, Volume 3

Richard Cecil - Theology - 1825
...an exquisite watch into his hands, that went irregularly. It was as perfect a piece of work as waź ever made. He took it to pieces and put it together...possibly, the balance-wheel might have been near a magnet. On. applying a needle to it, he found his suspicion true. Here was all the mischief. The steel...
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The Gospel magazine, and theological review. Ser. 5. Vol. 3, no ..., Volumes 5-6

1840
...watchmaker told me that a gentleman had put an exquisite watch into his hands, that went irregularly. It was as perfect a piece of work as was ever made....possibly the balance-wheel might have been near a magnet. On applying a needle to it, he found his suspicions true. Here was all the mischief. The steel...
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Religious Thoughts

Mary Ann Kelty - Christian life - 1827 - 243 pages
...exquisite watch into his hands, that went irregularly ; it was as perfect a piece of work as ever was made. He took it to pieces and put it together again...intolerably. At last it struck him, that possibly the balance wheel might have been near a magnet. On applying a needle to it, he found his suspicions true....
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Anecdotes, Religious, Moral, and Entertaining

Charles Buck - Anecdotes - 1831
...watchmaker told me, that a gentleman had put an exquisite watch into his hands, that went irregularly. It was as perfect a piece of work as was ever made....possibly the balance-wheel might have been near a magnet. On applying a needle to it, he found his suspicion true. The steel-work in the other parts...
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A treatise on the nature and causes of doubt in religious questions [by D.B ...

David Bristow Baker - Skepticism - 1831 - 192 pages
...exquisite watch into his hands, that went irregularly. It was as perfect a piece of work as ever was made. He took it to pieces and put it together again...intolerably. At last it struck him, that, possibly the balance wheel might have been near a magnet. On applying a needle to it, he found his suspicions true....
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