Its main object is to perfect the proficiency of players in certain departments of bowls proper.
Apart from decided signs of proficiency in mathematics, he showed no special ability.
After attaining to great proficiency in that kind of learning, Abdallatif applied himself to natural philosophy and medicine.
There again his proficiency, especially in physical science, was marked, and he was one of the young Russians chosen to complete their education in foreign countries.
For the time, however, he tranquilly pursued his studies, writing those notes on Vieta which establish his proficiency in mathematics, and a metaphysical treatise now lost, which, if Foscarini's account of it may be relied upon, anticipated the sensationalism of Locke.