I will try, I said; and I wish you would share the enquiry with me, and say `yes' or `no' when I attempt to distinguish in my own mind what branches of knowledge have this attracting power, in order that we may have clearer proof that arithmetic is, as I suspect, one of them.
And all arithmetic and calculation have to do with number?
As Rose stood by him watching the ease with which he quickly brought order out of chaos, she privately resolved to hunt up her old arithmetic and perfect herself in the four first rules, with a good tug at fractions, before she read any more fairy tales.
"Navigation, geography, grammar, arithmetic, and keeping my temper."
Were boys created merely to study Latin and arithmetic
? No; the better purposes of their being are to sport, to leap, to run, to shout, to slide upon the ice, to snowball.
Judy isn't a good reader and she can't spell AT ALL, but you can't stick her in arithmetic as far as she went herself.
I hate arithmetic, but I am PASSIONATELY fond of geography."
Rebecca clasped her Quackenbos's Grammar and Greenleaf's Arithmetic
with a joyful sense of knowing her lessons.
Why do you not rather teach history, geography, grammar, even arithmetic
She helped him with his English, corrected his pronunciation, and started him on arithmetic
. But their intercourse was not all devoted to elementary study.
When applied to this object, the saying is as just as it is witty, that, "in political arithmetic
, two and two do not always make four." If duties are too high, they lessen the consumption; the collection is eluded; and the product to the treasury is not so great as when they are confined within proper and moderate bounds.
but what do I care for the laws of nature and arithmetic
, when, for some reason I dislike those laws and the fact that twice two makes four?