Punch,  46 (1864), 213.

Intensely Symbolical



Notes, Drollery


Mathematics, Language

    Describes a friend who 'converses solely in mathematical language', and gives examples of his speech. For example, he addresses 'communications to his cousin, Ensign A., of the Fifth, "n sin5a"'. Explains his ability to read and smoke at the same time with the answer that 'he was one of those men who considered that the pipe and cymbals (symbols) harmonised'.

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