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Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens's Philosophy on How to Lead Life: "The soundest of sound sense, tersely expressed and with a noble absence of all flourish or pretense."" He is proud that one of England's foremost engineers and mathematicians has an ""acquaintance with Captain Cuttles watch"" He is proud that one of England's foremost engineers and mathematicians has an ""acquaintance with Captain Cuttles watch""
12/07/1869. <blockquote><p>An uncommon letter of Dickens mentioning one of his most memorable literary characters and symbols, and showing its application to the world of math and science</p></blockquote><p>Captain Cuttle is a memorable character in Dickens' work ""Dombey and Son"". Besides the hat and the hook, Captain Cuttle's possessions consist of a watch, two teaspoons, and a set of sugar-tongs. All sailors depend on reliable timepieces; ""Put it back half an hour every morning,"" the Captain says, ""and about another quarter towards the arternoon, and it's a watch that'll do you credit.""</p><p>The symbol of this watch returns throughout the book, and today, there are watches made in the style of its large silver face.</p><p>Charles Malby was a well-known British engineers of the mid-19th century, his long career beginning when he assisted his father in building and sailing the world's first sea-going iron steamboat. Moving spirit of the British Institute of Civil Engineers at the height of the era of invention, he was also Samuel Colt's personal choice to oversee the American's firearms establishment in London - in which capacity, in 1854, he gave a personal tour of Colt's gun-making factory to his "great friend" Charles Dickens, one of Manby's many literary acquaintances. Interestingly, while Manby was widely respected for "his intimate knowledge of the most important and gravest paths of the scientific world", at the same time, he was "associated with the inner circles of the most brilliant theatrical society."</p><p>George Parker Bidder was an English engineer, a … [Click Below for Full Description]
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