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Biography of Professor Higgins by Colonel Pickering
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Written task 1 - Internal Assessment (poetic communication)
A passage from the biography of Professor Higgins by Colonel Pickering
In the previous chapter of this diary entry, I came to discuss about professor Higgins' considerable contribution to phonetics, and particularly the influence of Henry Sweet on his work. I have also tried to show that Higgins also saw his work as his hobby, since phonetics and calligraphy were his passion in life.
Higgins is famous for his professional skills; far less however is known about his private life and particularly his attitude to women. Without doubt his mother bore the most important influence on his life. Mrs. Higgins was an outstanding woman; kind, charming, witty and especially able to deal with Higgins' eccentric behaviour, which was very clear when he was in company. A word from her would achieve a turnaround of his behavior in society. Still, it was truly because Higgins was imbued by her that was not interested in women; after all, she fulfilled all his needs in terms of female companionship. She was to him the impersonation of perfection on the face of the earth;
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