Punch, 62 (1872), 115.
Can a Lady Keep a Secret?
Mathematics, Gender, Societies, Patronage
Notes from the Graphic that 'A lady has found the principle which differentiates the finite from the infinite' and wants the 'Academy of Sciences' to pay her 'a million sterling for the secret'. Surmises that the secret must be worth keeping at this price, but would hesitate to buy it 'with a pretty strong persuasion that the secret, after all, being in a lady's keeping, would not very long be kept'.
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