Punch, 54 (1868), 132.
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Mathematics, Domestic Economy
Shows a 'Studious Lodger', standing near a table, in conversation with his landlady, Mrs Priggins. Pointing, with a knife, to a plate of meat he tells Mrs Priggins that if she had a better understanding of mathematics she would 'readily comprehend how impossible it is that this steak which I sent from table last night a rectangular parallelogram, is now an irregular pentagon!!'.
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