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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

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There is scarcely any better training, rhetorical as well as logical, than the task of construing Thucydides into genuine English; but the flat, vague, long-winded Greek-English and Latin-English imposture that is often tolerated in our examinations and is allowed to pass current for genuine English, diminishes instead of increasing the power that our pupils should possess over their native language.
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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
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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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