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THE AUTOCRAT OF THE BREAKFAST TABLE [PLATES by  Oliver Wendell Holmes - Hardcover - 1859 - from poor mans books and Biblio.com

THE AUTOCRAT OF THE BREAKFAST TABLE [PLATES

by Holmes, Oliver Wendell

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Phillips, Sampson and Company. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1859. Hardcover. Woodcuts; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Publisher's blind stamped brown cloth. .

I was just going to say, when I was interrupted, that one of the many ways of classifying minds is under the heads of arithmetical and algebraical intellects. All economical and practical wisdom is an extension or variation of the following arithmetical formula: 2+2=4. Every philosophical proposition has the more general character of the expression A+B=C. We are mere operatives, empirics, and egotists, until we learn to think in letters instead of figures.




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