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  • Every hour adds unto that current arithmetick, which scarce stands one moment.

    Hydriotaphia, or Urn-burial

  • Every sin, the oftener it is committed, the more it acquireth in the quality of evil; as it succeeds in time, so it proceeds in degrees of badness; for as they proceed they ever multiply, and, like figures in arithmetick, the last stands for more than all that went before it.

    Religio Medici

  • + According to the ancient arithmetick of the hand, wherein the little finger of the right hand contracted, signified an hundred. —

    Hydriotaphia, or Urn-burial

  • When you are a little older, I hope you will be very diligent in learning arithmetick, and, above all, that through your whole life you will carefully say your prayers, and read your Bible.

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.

  • Edinburgh, which no other city has to shew; a college of the deaf and dumb, who are taught to speak, to read, to write, and to practice arithmetick, by a gentleman, whose name is Braidwood.

    A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland

  • It was pleasing to see one of the most desperate of human calamities capable of so much help; whatever enlarges hope, will exalt courage; after having seen the deaf taught arithmetick, who would be afraid to cultivate the Hebrides?

    A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland

  • When my young master has once got the skill of keeping accounts (which is a business of reason more than arithmetick) perhaps it will not be amiss that his father from thenceforth require him to do it in all his concernments.

    Some Thoughts Concerning Education. Sections 211-217

  • When he has the natural parts of the globe well fix’d in his memory, it may then be time to begin arithmetick.

    Some Thoughts Concerning Education. Sections 171-180

  • [1] Sir William Petty's Political arithmetick which was written in 1676, surreptitiously published in 1683, under the title of England's guide to industry [anon], and issued with the author's name in 1690, seven years after his death.

    Currency and Banking in the Province of the Massachusetts-Bay [excerpts]

  • Though Johnson says that 'a book of science is inexhaustible, 'yet in The Rambler, No. 154, he asserts that' the principles of arithmetick and geometry may be comprehended by a close attention in a few days. '

    Life of Johnson


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