tables are parchingly dry in the reading; not so in the present case, however, where the reader is flooded with whole pipes, barrels, quarts, and gills of good gin and good cheer.
You see, you gentlemen have, to the best of my knowledge, taken your whole register of human advantages from the averages of statistical
figures and politico-economical formulas.
ACCOUNT OF THE DEPORTATION OF THE ACADIANS FROM "HALIBURTON'S HISTORICAL AND STATISTICAL
ACCOUNT OF NOVA SCOTIA.
He seemed oppressed by a humiliating sense of having been overpaid, and wished apparently to redeem his debt by the offer of grammatical and statistical
information in small installments.
It was obvious that to him Blanche Stroeve was only a unit to be added to the statistical
list of attempted suicides in the city of Paris during the current year.
3, or to issue a statistical
diagram showing the proportion of married women to spinsters in New Zealand; or that the net profits of Mrs.
But Lydgate had not been long in the town before there were particulars enough reported of him to breed much more specific expectations and to intensify differences into partisanship; some of the particulars being of that impressive order of which the significance is entirely hidden, like a statistical
amount without a standard of comparison, but with a note of exclamation at the end.
articles were published, proving that he had made his start by robbing poor miners of their claims, and that the capstone to his fortune had been put in place by his treacherous violation of faith with the Guggenhammers in the deal on Ophir.
A little later in our conversation I asked him a simple little question about the liability of workingmen to accidents, and received a statistical
lecture in return.
Gentlemen of the Statistical
Department, add two more to the number of social failures produced by England in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and seventy-one--Julian Gray and Mercy Merrick.
All the papers, pamphlets, reports-- all the journals published by the scientific, literary, and religious societies enlarged upon its advantages; and the Society of Natural History of Boston, the Society of Science and Art of Albany, the Geographical and Statistical
Society of New York, the Philosophical Society of Philadelphia, and the Smithsonian of Washington sent innumerable letters of congratulation to the Gun Club, together with offers of immediate assistance and money.
It is, however, still no more than a rough generalization, a statistical