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Louis Pasteur (1822–95). Scientific Papers.
The Harvard Classics. 1909–14.

To the Memory of My Father

Formerly a Soldier Under the First Empire Chevalier of the Legion of Honor

THE LONGER I live, the better I understand the kindness of thy heart and the high quality of thy mind.

The efforts which I have devoted to these Studies, as well as those which preceded them, are the fruit of thy counsel and example.

Desiring to honor these filial remembrances, I dedicate this work to thy memory.