Quote by: Caroline Herschel

My dear nephew was only in his sixth year when I came to be detached from the family circle. But this did not hinder and I from remaining the most affectionate friends, and many a half or whole holiday he was allowed to spend with me, was dedicated to making experiments in chemistry, where generally all boxes, tops of tea-canisters, pepper-boxes, teacups, &c., served for the necessary vessels, and the sand-tub furnished the matter to be analysed. I only had to take care to exclude water, which would have produced havoc on my carpet.

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Author Bio

  • NameCaroline Herschel
  • DescriptionGerman-British astronomer
  • BornMarch 16, 1750
  • DiedJanuary 9, 1848
  • CountryGermany
  • ProfessionAstronomer