A Family Genius
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Illustration, Drollery; Parable
Scientific Practitioners, Genius, Invention, Machinery, Time, Instruments, Morality
Represents the story of 'a scientific youth' who loved 'mechanics' but whose attempt to mend a clock and to build a flying machine (using the legs of chairs) failed catastrophically (621). The story ends when the boy's parents peg him on a washing line and thus keep him away from mischief.
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