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  • What evenings, when the candles came, and I was expected to employ myself, but, not daring to read an entertaining book, pored over some hard-headed, harder-hearted treatise on arithmetic; when the tables of weights and measures set themselves to tunes, as ’Rule Britannia’, or ’Away with Melancholy’; when they wouldn’t stand still to be learnt, but would go threading my grandmother’s needle through my unfortunate head, in at one ear and out at the other!

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  • She still has to publish a treatise to earn her PhD.
  • I’m reading Hume’s "A Treatise of Human Nature".

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