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Edwin Abbott

Edwin Abbott was an English educator.He is the father of Edwin A. Abbott, writer of Flatland. Works:(tr.) History of the Great Reformation, by J. H. Merle D'Aubigné, vol. 3, 1841Handbook of Arithmetic and First Steps in AlgebraA Handbook of English Grammar, 1845A Second Latin Book, 1858A concordance to the works of Alexander Pope, 1875


Kirsten Gunvor Løthhas quoted2 years ago
call me a Circle; but in reality I am not a Circle, but an infinite number of Circles, of size varying from a Point to a
Kirsten Gunvor Løthhas quoted2 years ago
Lordship would treat me as if I were one of the vulgar who, being ignorant of Mathematics, suppose that a Woman is really a Straight Line, and only of One Dimension. No, no, my Lord; we Squares are better advised, and are as well aware of your Lordship that a Woman, though popularly called a Straight Line, is, really and scientifically, a very thin Parallelogram, possessing Two Dimensions, like the rest of us, viz., length and breadth (or thickness).
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now, I will rise; and the effect upon your eye will be that my Circle will become smaller and smaller till it dwindles to a point and finally vanishes.
There was no "rising" that I could see; but he diminished and finally vanished. I winked once or twice to make sure that I was not dreaming. But it was no dream. For from the depths of nowhere came forth a hollow voice—close to my heart it seemed—"Am I quite gone? Are you convinced now? Well, now I will gradually return to Flatland and you shall see my section become larger and larger."


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