On Christmas-day, in the year 1642, Isaac Newton was born, at the small village of Woolsthorpe, in England. Little did his mother think, when she beheld her new-born babe, that he was destined to explain many matters which had been a mystery ever since the creation of the world.
Isaac's father being dead, Mrs. Newton was married again to a clergyman, and went to reside at North Witham. Her son was left to the care of his good old grandmother, who was very kind to him, and sent him to school. In his early years, Isaac was chiefly remarkable for his ingenuity in all mechanical occupations. He had a set of little tools, and saws of various sizes, manufactured by himself. With the aid of these, Isaac contrived to make many curious articles, at which he worked with so much skill, that he seemed to have been born with a saw or chisel in his hand.
The neighbors looked with vast admiration at the things which Isaac manufactured. And his old grandmother, I suppose, was never weary of talking about him.
"He'll make a capital workman, one of these days," she would probably say. "No fear but what Isaac will do well in the world, and be a rich man before he dies."
Isaac Newton was born on December \(25th\), (Christmas day) \(1642\). He was born in Woolsthorpe, a small town in England. His mother had no idea that this baby that she held in her arms was going to explain many things which had been a mystery since the world began. Isaac's father was no more. So Mrs. Newton had remarried and moved to a place called North Witham. Isaac was left in the care of his old grandmother, who took good care of him. She was very kind to Isaac and helped him to study well.
Isaac was left to the care of his good old grandmother, who was very kind to him, and sent him to school! (Picture does not relate to the original person, used only for understanding)
During his childhood, he was well-known for his originality and creative mind in all mechanical related works. He had a set of little tools, all made by himself - including saws of different sizes. With the help of these tools, Isaac created many strange articles, which involved a lot of skill. It seemed like he was born with a saw or chisel in his hand because he was so skilled with tools.
It seemed like Isaac was born with tools! (Picture does not relate to the original person, used only for understanding)
The neighbours looked at him with huge admiration when he produced things on his own. His grandmother was always praising him, and she never got tired of it. She had mentioned that he would be an excellent workman someday. She also said she did not doubt that Isaac would do well in his life and that he will become a rich man before he died.
Meanings of difficult words:
|remarkable||worthy of attention; striking|
|ingenuity||the quality of being clever, original, and inventive|
|contrived||deliberately created rather than arising naturally|
|weary||feeling or showing extreme tiredness|
State Council of Educational Research and Training (2019). Term-2 English Standard-8. Sir Isaac Newton- The Ingenious Scientist (pp. 84-97). Published by the Tamil Nadu Textbook and Educational Services Corporation.