Excerpt from Mind, Vol. 2 George Croom Robertson was born in Aberdeen on 10th March, 1842. His father, Charles Robertson, is still living. Two elder brothers, Charles and John, obtained admission to the Indian Civil Service in the earliest years of the competitive appointments. The eldest is w retired from the service, and is one of his brother's executors; the second died in India. A younger brother, Alexander, is Librarian of the Aberdeen Public Library. During the earliest years of infancy, George was constitutionally delicate, and, partly on this account, and partly t to stimulate a brain that already gave signs of unusual activity, he did t commence his education till he was six years of age. He was sent first to a dame's school. He mastered the alphabet and learned to read in an astonishingly short time. After a few weeks of this elementary training, he was transferred to the school maintained by the Incorporated Trades, then under the charge of Mr. Roger, a teacher of some te in his day and a fine specimen of the schoolmaster of the olden type, being as thorough and exact a teacher as he was a strict disciplinarian. The subjects taught were reading, writing, arithmetic, geography, English composition, and Bible kwledge under the guidance of the Shorter Catechism. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.