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  • Up and after ordering some things towards my wife's going into the country, to the office, where I spent the morning upon my measuring rules very pleasantly till noon, and then comes Creed and he and I talked about mathematiques, and he tells me of a way found out by Mr. Jonas Moore which he calls duodecimal arithmetique, which is properly applied to measuring, where all is ordered by inches, which are 12 in

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete

  • Up and after ordering some things towards my wife's going into the country, to the office, where I spent the morning upon my measuring rules very pleasantly till noon, and then comes Creed and he and I talked about mathematiques, and he tells me of a way found out by Mr. Jonas Moore which he calls duodecimal arithmetique, which is properly applied to measuring, where all is ordered by inches, which are 12 in a foot, which I have a mind to learn.

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys, May/Jun 1663

  • Up, and after being trimmed, by boat to the Cockpitt, where I heard the Duke of Albemarle's chaplin make a simple sermon: among other things, reproaching the imperfection of humane learning, he cried: "All our physicians cannot tell what an ague is, and all our arithmetique is not able to number the days of a man;" which, God knows, is not the fault of arithmetique, but that our understandings reach not the thing.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete

  • After a little discourse with my wife upon arithmetique, to bed.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete

  • Up to the office, where we sat till noon and then I home to dinner, and after dinner with my wife to her study and there read some more arithmetique, which she takes with great ease and pleasure.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete

  • Thence home to dinner, and then with my wife to her arithmetique.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete

  • So my wife rose anon, and she and I all the afternoon at arithmetique, and she is come to do Addition, Subtraction, and

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete

  • He gone my wife and I to her arithmetique, in which she pleases me well, and so to the office, there set down my Journall, and so home to supper and to bed.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete

  • So home and spent the evening with my wife in arithmetique, and so to supper and to bed.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete

  • Up by four o'clock, and before I went to the office I practised my arithmetique, and then, when my wife was up, did call her and Sarah, and did make up a difference between them, for she is so good a servant as

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete

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