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  • They took De Foe to their bosoms, instead of Euclid, and seemed to be on the whole more comforted by Goldsmith than by Cocker.

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  • Euclid’s Elements served as main text for teaching geometry for over 2,000 years.
  • The first day of school in September he writes on the blackboard three words which are to stay there the rest of the year, Euclid, geometry, idiot.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes

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