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The Romance of Mathematics

Being the Original Researches of a Lady Professor of Girtham College in Polemical Science, with some Account of the Social Properties of a Conic; Equations to Brain Waves; Social Forces; and the Laws of Political Motion.

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Author: P. Hampson
Published: 1886
Language: English
Wordcount: 23,386 / 76 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.9
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,294
Added to site: 2008.08.30 21925

The lectures, essays, and other matter contained in these pages have been discovered recently in a well-worn desk which was formerly the property of a Lady Professor of Girtham College; and as they contain some original thoughts and investigations, they have been considered worthy of publication.

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idate them fully.

What we want to do is to increase the attractive force, in order to prevent this tangential motion--to increase the force of gravity.

'Well,' says the young lady who loves to revel in the 'Ghastly Secret of the Moated Dungeon,' or the 'Mysteries of Footlight Fancy,' 'you are grave enough. Pray don't increase your gravity!'

Thank you, gentle critic. I will, in turn, ask you one favour. Leave for once the 'Mysteries of Footlight Fancy;' seek to know no more 'ghastly secrets,' and increase your gravity--your mental weight; and hence your attraction in the eyes of all who are worth attracting will be marvellously increased, by understanding a little about Newton's law of universal gravitation, and don't fly off at a tangent.

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At the end of this portion of the MS. the editor of these papers discovered a photograph which, from subsequent inquiry, proved to be that of the accomplished authoress of the above reflections. The face



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