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THE LIFE OF A PHILOSOPHER.
CHARLES BABBAGE, ESQ., M.A.,
F.R.S., F.R.S.E., F.R.A.S., F. STAT. 8., HON. M.R.I.A., M.C.P.S.,
COMMANDER OF THE ITALIAN ORDER OF ST. MAURICE AND ST. LAZARUS,
INST. IMP. (ACAD. MOKAL.) PARIS CORR., ACAD. AMER. ART. ET SC, BOSTON, REG. ŒECON. BORUSS.,
PHYS. HIST. NAT. GENEV., ACAD. REG, MONAC., HAFN., MASSIL., ET DIVION., SOCIUS.
"I'm a philosopher. Confound them all--
Birds, beasts, and men; but no, not womankind."-
"I now gave my mind to philosophy: the great object of my ambition was to make out a
LONGMAN, GREEN, LONGMAN, ROBERTS, & GREEN.
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TO VICTOR EMMANUEL II., KING OF ITALY.
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 brought with me the drawings and explanations of the Analytical Engine. These were thoroughly examined and their truth acknowledged by Italy's choicest
To the King, your father, I am indebted for the first public and official acknowledgment of this invention.
I am happy in thus expressing my deep sense of that obligation to his son, the Sovereign of united Italy, the country of Archimedes and of Galileo.
I am, Sire,
With the highest respect,
Your Majesty's faithful Servant,