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The rambling autobiography of a fascinating man. Three parts hilarious anecdotes, two parts ranting, one part science, one part crusade against street music, and one bizarre chapter in which Babbage communes with a piece of cheese. Gloucester cheese, to be exact. Read full review
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Page 516 - TREASURY OF KNOWLEDGE AND LIBRARY OF REFERENCE. Comprising an English Dictionary and Grammar, Universal Gazetteer, Classical Dictionary, Chronology, Law Dictionary, &c.
Page 436 - That the master manufacturer, by dividing the work to be executed into different processes, each requiring different degrees of skill, or of force, can purchase exactly that precise quantity of both which is necessary for each process, whereas if the whole work were executed by one workman that person must possess sufficient skill to perform the most difficult, and sufficient strength to execute the most laborious, of the operations into which the art is divided.
Page 515 - The Cabinet Lawyer : A Popular Digest of the Laws of England, Civil and Criminal ; with a Dictionary of Law Terms, Maxims, Statutes, and Judicial Antiquities ; Correct Tables of Assessed Taxes, Stamp Duties, Excise Licenses, and Post-Horse Duties ; Post-Office Regulations, and Prison Discipline. 16th Edition, comprising the Public Acts of the Session 1853.
Page 503 - A GENERAL DICTIONARY of GEOGRAPHY, Descriptive, Physical, Statistical, and Historical : forming a complete Gazetteer of the World. By A. KEITH JOHNSTON, LL.DFRGS Revised to July 1867.
Page 501 - A GREEK-ENGLISH LEXICON. Compiled by HG LIDDELL, DD Dean of Christ Church, and R. SCOTT, DD Dean of Rochester.
Page 515 - Hints on Etiquette and the Usages of Society : With a Glance at Bad Habits. New Edition, revised (with Additions) by a Lady of Rank. Fcp.
Page 498 - The History of Greece. By C. THIKLWALL, DD Lord Bishop of St. David's. 8 vols. fcp. 28s. The Tale of the Great Persian War, from the Histories of Herodotus. By GEORGE W. Cox, MA late Scholar of Trin.
Page 510 - Principles of Education drawn from Nature and Revelation, and Applied to Female Education in the Upper Classes. By the same Author.
Page 506 - A SYSTEM of SURGERY, Theoretical and Practical. In Treatises by Various Authors.
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