He amassed a large fortune in Ireland, in which country he had been allotted lands by Cromwell.
He amassed a large fortune, erected magnificent buildings and purchased the famous gardens of Maecenas.
Assuming, with Sedgwick and others, this amassed and bound condition of the tissues to be true, it would be necessary to reject the cell-doctrine in pathology altogether, and to regard the living basis of the organism as a continuous substance whose parts are incapable of living independently of the whole.
By his energy, industry and sound judgment he gradually enlarged his operations, did business in all the fur markets of the world, and amassed an enormous fortune, - the largest up to that time made by any American.
Even then it appears from his own confession that he long brooded over the chaos of materials he had amassed before light dawned upon it.