or that he who errs in arithmetic or grammar is an arithmetician
or grammarian at the me when he is making the mistake, in respect of the mistake?
"So then," said Roque Guinart, "we have got here nine hundred crowns and sixty reals; my soldiers must number some sixty; see how much there falls to each, for I am a bad arithmetician
." As soon as the robbers heard this they raised a shout of "Long life to Roque Guinart, in spite of the lladres that seek his ruin!"
You talk of figures, now; you have only to say to Stelling, 'I want my son to be a thorough arithmetician
,' and you may leave the rest to him."
The staple conversation on the farms around was on the uselessness of saving money; and smockfrocked arithmeticians
, leaning on their ploughs or hoes, would enter into calculations of great nicety to prove that parish relief was a fuller provision for a man in his old age than any which could result from savings out of their wages during a whole lifetime.
There was talk of all countries putting bounties on children to increase the birth rate, but it was laughed to scorn by the arithmeticians
, who pointed out that China was too far in the lead in that direction.
Give him sixpence, or five shillings, or five pound ten--you are arithmeticians
, and I am not--and get rid of him!"
The product (as the arithmeticians
would say) is an intelligible statement--first, of something actually done in the past; secondly, of something which Mr.
The worst class of sum worked in the every-day world is cyphered by the diseased arithmeticians
who are always in the rule of Subtraction as to the merits and successes of others, and never in Addition as to their own.
Then there is the fact that Cassio is an unpracticed soldier, "a great arithmetician
The male speaker of "The Arithmetician
. A Fact" presses his "dear Charlotte" to confess "What numbers has tasted thy charms?" (p.
It is also unclear what it means to call forms numbers, as they are distinguished from the sorts of numbers with which the arithmetician
deals (Metaphysics 13.6.1080bll-14).
Iago describes Cassio as "a great arithmetician
" (1.1.18), one "That never set a squadron in the field/ Nor the division of a battle knows/ More than a spinster" (1.1.21-23).