The Diarian Miscellany; Consisting of All the Useful and Entertaining Parts, Extr. from the Ladies' Diary, from 1704 to 1773. with Additional Solutions and Improvements. by C. Hutton

The Diarian Miscellany; Consisting of All the Useful and Entertaining Parts, Extr. from the Ladies' Diary, from 1704 to 1773. with Additional Solutions and Improvements. by C. Hutton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1775 edition. Excerpt: ...pretty birds to chirp and sing, Making the groves with melody to ring; I in the meads three beauteous nymphs did spy, Who there for pleasure came as well as I; And unto me their steps they did direct; Saluting me with most benign respect: Saying, ' Well met: we've bus'ness to impart, 'Which we cannot decide without your art. 'Our grannum's dead, and left a legacy, Which is to be divided 'mongst us three. 'In pounds it is two hundred twenty-nine, 'And a good mark, it being sterling coin.' Then spake the eldest of the lovely three, 'I'll tell you how it must divided be; 'Likewise our names I unto you will tell; Me they call Moll, my sisters Anne and Nell: 'As oft as I five, and five-ninths do take, 'Four and three-sev'nths Anne takes, her part to make; 'As oft as Anne four and one-ninth does tell, 'Three and two-thirds must be took up by Nell. IV. Question $6, by Mr. W. Beriffe, of St. Ivts. Ingenious algebraist, I fain wou'd know An answer to this question here below. A friend of mine ask'd me the other day, A little spot of land for to survey, That lay in form of a tripezia. I soon comply'd with his request, and found Three acres, wanting sixteen poles, of ground; The sides in chains here you may plainly fee; The first was four, the second just twice three; Seven was the third; and for the fourth thus reckon'd, It being just the half of first and second. No parallel sides to you I must declare, Nor angle right will be admitted here. Ye sons of art, I do request you all To give a cannon algebraical, To find the length of the diagonal. O a But But one word more, lest you be overseen; It is the longest which I here do mean. V. Question 57, by J. Symmons. Dick Dibble is almost out of his fenses, And begs me to be his amanuensis To th' ladies, that in...show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236496299
  • 9781236496294