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Title: The Human Machine Author: E.
Arnold Bennett Release Date: July 3, 2004 [EBook #12811] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE HUMAN MACHINE *** Produced by Jonathan Ingram, and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team. THE HUMAN MACHINE BY ARNOLD BENNETT _First Published November 1908 Second Edition September 1910 Third Edition April 1911 Fourth Edition August 1912 Fifth Edition January 1913 Sixth Edition August 1913_ CONTENTS I TAKING ONESELF FOR GRANTED II AMATEURS IN THE ART OF LIVING III THE BRAIN AS A GENTLEMAN-AT-LARGE IV THE FIRST PRACTICAL STEP Sat Apr 01 00:22:17 2017 2 V HABIT-FORMING BY CONCENTRATION VI LORD OVER THE NODDLE VII WHAT ’LIVING’ CHIEFLY IS VIII THE DAILY FRICTION IX ’FIRE!’ X MISCHIEVOUSLY OVERWORKING IT XI AN INTERLUDE XII AN INTEREST IN LIFE XIII SUCCESS AND FAILURE XIV A MAN AND HIS ENVIRONMENT XV L.S.D. XVI REASON, REASON! I TAKING ONESELF FOR GRANTED There are men who are capable of loving a machine more deeply than they can love a woman.
They are among the happiest men on earth.
This is not a sneer meanly shot from cover at women.
It is simply a statement of notorious fact.
Men who worry themselves to distraction over the perfecting of a machine are indubitably blessed beyond their kind.
Most of us have known such men.
Yesterday they were constructing motorcars. But to-day aeroplanes are in the air--or, at any rate, they ought to be, according to the inventors.
Watch the inventors.
Invention is not usually their principal business.
They must invent in their spare time. They must invent before breakfast, invent in...

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