Such a plan worked well in the earlier days, when the art of telephony was in the making, and when there was no source of authority on telephonic problems
The meanest mathematician in Spaceland will readily believe me when I assert that the problems
of life, which present themselves to the well-educated -- when they are themselves in motion, rotating, advancing or retreating, and at the same time attempting to discriminate by the sense of sight between a number of Polygons of high rank moving in different directions, as for example in a ball-room or conversazione -- must be of a nature to task the angularity of the most intellectual, and amply justify the rich endowments of the Learned Professors of Geometry, both Static and Kinetic, in the illustrious University of Wentbridge, where the Science and Art of Sight Recognition are regularly taught to large classes of the ELITE of the States.
At first, proceeding from the problems
of our own age, it seemed clear as daylight to me that the gradual widening of the present merely temporary and social difference between the Capitalist and the Labourer, was the key to the whole position.
You thirst for life and try to settle the problems
of life by a logical tangle.
The moccoli, or moccoletti, are candles which vary in size from the pascal taper to the rushlight, and which give to each actor in the great final scene of the Carnival two very serious problems
to grapple with, -- first, how to keep his own moccoletto alight; and secondly, how to extinguish the moccoletti of others.
Many of the most important problems
of the last few centuries, such as the continuance of personal government in England, or of feudalism in France, have been solved entirely by means of physical force.
And suddenly I rejoiced in the great se- curity of the sea as compared with the unrest of the land, in my choice of that untempted life presenting no dis- quieting problems
, invested with an elementary moral beauty by the absolute straightforwardness of its appeal and by the singleness of its purpose.
It's the same with the notions in religion as it is with math'matics--a man may be able to work problems
straight off in's head as he sits by the fire and smokes his pipe, but if he has to make a machine or a building, he must have a will and a resolution and love something else better than his own ease.
Yes; do you not remember that at the convent, when we were solving our problems
in arithmetic -- ah
Nioche was very much of a native and, though his life might not be particularly worth looking into, he was a palpable and smoothly-rounded unit in that picturesque Parisian civilization which offered our hero so much easy entertainment and propounded so many curious problems
to his inquiring and practical mind.
She asked me many questions and propounded many problems
- the most of which were idle tales which she had heard from devil- serving priests who pretend to follow the Way.
How she had happened to disappear, and who had supplied her place, and whence she did now return, were problems
too knotty for me to solve.