I observed in the king's kitchen all sorts of mathematical
and musical instruments, after the figures of which they cut up the joints that were served to his majesty's table.
But, Aunty, when I begin in good earnest to learn to cook don't you think the brains that enable me to win a mathematical
scholarship will also enable me to learn cooking just as well?
Thomas and you, to whom the circle of the sciences is open; Thomas and you, who may be said to be replete with facts; Thomas and you, who have been trained to mathematical
exactness; Thomas and you, here
Professor Simon Newcomb was expounding this to the New York Mathematical
Society only a month or so ago.
For years I have endeavored to break through the veil which shrouded it, and at last the time came when I seized my thread and followed it, until it led me, after a thousand cunning windings, to ex-Professor Moriarty of mathematical celebrity.
I knocked him down, and the police have him in custody; but I can tell you with the most absolute confidence that no possible connection will ever be traced between the gentleman upon whose front teeth I have barked my knuckles and the retiring mathematical coach, who is, I dare say, working out problems upon a black-board ten miles away.
but we have, in our dreams," answered the children; and the Mathematical
Master frowned and looked very severe, for he did not approve of children dreaming.
Both are massive enough in all conscience; but there is a certain mathematical
symmetry in the Sperm Whale's which the Right Whale's sadly lacks.
Already methinks I discern a weakness in the grasp of mathematical
truth at the present time as compared with the more robust intellect of our ancestors three hundred years ago.
Then--this is all what you say--new economic relations will be established, all ready-made and worked out with mathematical
exactitude, so that every possible question will vanish in the twinkling of an eye, simply because every possible answer to it will be provided.
Our telescopes and our mathematical
investigations assure us on every hand -- notwithstanding the cant of the more ignorant of the priesthood -- that space, and therefore that bulk, is an important consideration in the eyes of the Almighty.
Neither is it enough, to consult concerning persons secundum genera, as in an idea, or mathematical
description, what the kind and character of the person should be; for the greatest errors are committed, and the most judgment is shown, in the choice of individuals.