Just so it is in the mind ; would you have a man reason well, you must use him to it betimes, exercise his mind in observing the connection of ideas and following them in train. Nothing does this better than mathematics, which therefore I think should... Easy Introduction to Mathematics - Page xxviby Charles Butler - 1814Full view - About this book
| Maria Georgina Shirreff Grey, Emily Anne Eliza Shirreff - 1851 - 496 pages
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| Sarah Porter - 1852 - 286 pages
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