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Author: Charles Babbage
Title: Passages from the Life of a Philosopher
Language: en
Original publication date: 1864

Epigraph: "I'm a philosopher. Confound them all—Birds, beasts, and men; but no, not womankind."—Don Juan "I now gave my mind to philosophy: the great object of my ambition was to make out a complete system of the universe, including and comprehending the origin, causes, consequences, and termination of all th

Dedication: TO VICTOR EMMANUEL II, KING OF ITALYSire,In dedicating this volume to your Majesty, I am also doing an act of justice to the memory of your illustrious father.In 1840, the King, Charles Albert, invited the learned of Italy to assemble in his capital. At the request of her most gifted analyst, I brou

First words: Some men write their lives to save themselves from ennui, careless of the amount they inflict on their readers.

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