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" ... conversation with the Huma daily during that whole interval of years. On the contrary, he had never once thought of the odious fowl until the recurrence of precisely the same circumstances brought up precisely the same idea. He ought to have been... "
Ohio Educational Monthly - Page 315
1865
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 50

Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew - 1857
...precisely the same idea. lie ought to have been proud of the accuracy of his mental adjustments. Uiven certain factors, and a sound brain should always evolve the same fixed product with the certainty of BABBAGB'S calculating machine. ' What a satire, by the way, is that machine on the mere mathematician...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 50

Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew - 1857
...up precisely the same idea. He ought to have been proud of the accuracy of his mental adjustments. Given certain factors, and a sound brain should always evolve the same fixed product with the certaintv of BAHEAGE'S calculating machine. ' What a satire, by the way, is that machine on the mere...
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The Autocrat of the Breakfast-table

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1868 - 373 pages
...up precisely the same idea. He ought to have been proud of the accuracy of his mental adjustments. Given certain factors, and a sound brain should always...evolve the same fixed product with the certainty of Babbage'a calculating machine. What a satire, by the way, is that machine on the mere mathematician...
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A Treasury of Table Talk

Treasury - 1868 - 128 pages
...than time and space, and yet nothing provokos me less, for I never think about them. diaries Lamb. B BABBAGE'S CALCULATING MACHINE. What a satire, by the...way, is that machine on the mere mathematician ! A Frankenstein monster, a thing without brains and without heart, too stupid to make a blunder ; that...
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Literature of the English Language: Comprising Representative Selections ...

Ephraim Hunt - 1872 - 640 pages
...up precisely the same idea. He ought to have been proud of the accuracy of his mental adjustments. Given certain factors, and a sound brain should always...same fixed product with the certainty of Babbage's calculating-machine. • — — What a satire, by the way, is that machine on the mere mathematician...
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The Autocrat of the Breakfast-table: Every Man His Own Boswell

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1879 - 373 pages
...up precisely thi' same idea. He ought to have been proud of the accuracy of his mental adjustments. Given certain factors, and a sound brain should always...to make a blunder ; that turns out results like a cornsheiler, and never grows any wiser or better, though it grind a thousand bushels of them ! I have...
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Rough Ways Made Smooth: A Series of Familiar Essays on Scientific Subjects

Richard Anthony Proctor - 1880 - 410 pages
...speaking for him, and meaning no doubt that he was proud, ' of the accuracy of his mental adjustments. Given certain factors, and a sound brain should always...with the certainty of Babbage's calculating machine.' Somewhat akin to the unconscious recurrence of mental processes after considerable intervals of time...
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The Autocrat of the Breakfast-table: Every Man His Own Boswell

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1882 - 411 pages
...up precisely the same idea. He ought to have been proud of the accuracy of his mental adjustments. Given certain factors, and a sound brain should always...machine. What a satire, by the way, is that machine 1 Note C. on the mere mathematician ! A Frankensteinmonster, a tiling without bruins and without heart,...
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The Autocrat of the Breakfast-table

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1882 - 235 pages
...up precisely the same idea. He ought to have been proud of the accuracy of his mental adjustments. Given certain factors, and a sound brain should always...with the certainty of Babbage's calculating machine. " It was an agreeable incident of two consecutive visits to Hartford, Conn., that I met there the late...
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Selections from the Breakfast-table Series, and Pages from an Old Volume of Life

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1883 - 332 pages
...up precisely the same idea. He ought to have been proud of the accuracy of his mental adjustments. Given certain factors, and a sound brain should always...brains and without heart, too stupid to make a blunder ; which turns out results like a corn-sheller, and never grows any wiser or better, though it grind...
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