Youth's Magazine,  3rd ser. 1 (1828), 146–54.

My Three Uncles  [1/2]

M M S, pseud.  [Mary M Sherwood] *


Short Fiction, Serial


Mathematics, Reasoning, Metaphysics

    The narrator's uncle is the eminent author of a work on an undisclosed subject. He is described by someone in the narrator's hearing as 'a close reasoner' and as having 'a mathematical head—a man of sense—quite the man of sound plain sense'. Another commentator agrees that his is the only book on the subject 'not mingled with, and spoilt by, metaphysical subtleties'. (149)

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