PREFACE. -0-0-0This volume, like its predessessors, requires a few general remarks by way of preface, and calls to our mind the words of Quintilian that " this business has more of labor in it than of show." So of a preface, the reader of a book expects a few words as to what the book contains, or why it is published. Hence we say that the subjects of the volume are of a great variety, more liberally extended than those limited to the seven liberal sciences. There is a cause for all things, but it is not always easy to give the reason for the effect, and rise and explain. However, we coatinue to ask questions, and never received the desired answers to all; so with many of our contributors. There is always a good supply in hand. Every questioner is especially interested in something of interest to himself, or herself. What is earth, sexton ? A place to dig graves. S. C. & L. M. Gould. MANCHESTER, N. H., December, 1888. VOLUME V, 1888. Abstain from beans," 204. Feasts, movable and immovable, 138. February, moonless month, 91. Fessennine verses, 161. Ancient symbol of the sun, 90. Formulæ for plane triangles, 70. Ancient Word, Swedenborg's, 190. Animal magnetism, Mesmer's code, 138. Franklin and his son, 88. Apocalypse of the apocrypha, 195. *Franklin's letter to Strahan, 72, 95. Arkansas, pronunciation, 201. God is a circle, etc., 36. Athens, maiden, sentence from, 15. Great eater, 178. Great Pyramid, salient points, 161. Banbury Cross, 208. Gypsies, 6. Benediction of St. Patrick, 12. Hampshire, (New), meaning of, 141. Bengough, pronunciation, 50. Hanseatic League, 179. Hassan and Hossein, annual mourniug, 176. Hebrew, Israelite, Jew, difference, 1. Hiawatha's arrows, 210. Mathematical publications, 213. Hogshead, derivation, 45. Human body, height and growth, 192. Blasphemy of Abner Kneeland, 94. Ice-cream, first mentioned, 15. Il faut que j'y songe encore, 195. Immortality, mathematical proof, 25, 63, 73. Israelite, Jew, Hebrew, difference, 1. Calliope, musical machine, 187. Carrying coals to Newcastle, 207. Chemical elements, discovery, 40. Chess, origin and history, 165. Cheyne, Dr., to Dr. Wynter, 90. Jew, Hebrew, Israelite, difference, 1. Christmas, how the English keep, 75. Coincidences, arithmetical, 102. Collection of N. H. Registers, 23. Crescent, symbol of Mohammedans, 177, 208. Last Supper, order of apostles, 182. Croaker Pieces by J. R. Drake, 38. Last words of the anarchists, 35. Legend of ass's broken leg, 84. Decimals (707) of pi, 101, 120. Logarithms of digits, (except 8), 39. De Morgan's, (A.) cyclometers, 126, 127. Lunar Society, 5. Dies Ire, Latin text and translation, 66. Macrocosm and Microcosm, 156, 194, 204. Dodekaphylon, 12 tribes, apostles, 150. Maiden, Athens, sentence from, 15. Manufacturing, Manchester, N. H., 76. Matter, speculations concerning, 57. Measures, palm, foot, cubit, rod, chain, 193. Enoch, or train up, translation, 78. Moabite Stone, translation, 45, 46. Essay on man, poet's, Mosaic poem 85, 86. Mosaic poem, essay on man, 85, 86. Expressions, area of plane triangles, 70. Model newspaper, description, 51. Monument to Hank Monk, 82, Sayings of Seven Sages of Greece, 202. Moonless month, February, 91. Secret knowledge, tive keys, 195. Motive power of the world, 15. Secret Symbols of the Rosicrucians, 145. Musical scale, demonstration, 156. Shamrock, 6. Muisic of the spheres, 155. Sic vos non vobis, 179. “My Grandmother's Élm," poem, 93. Signs of Rain," 175. Simultaneous equations, 17. Solar equations, 131. Songs of a nation, 6. Oath of Hypocrates, 89. Sonnet on eating fruit-pie, 64. Odd as Dick's hat-band, 54. Sound on the goose, 207. Old Parr's last will, 79. Southcott, Joanna, 140. Southcotters, 140. Spelling reform ip Congress, 136. Sublime, Master's Degree, 85. Origin of the “Beggar's Opera," 200. Sum and product of two numbers are equal, 206. Palindrome, 33. Tables of Stone, size and weight, 150. Paternoster Row, London, 167, 204. Terms used talking to animals, 69. Pelasgi, Pelasgos. 36, 87. Thebes, 192. Periodicity, 25, 63, 73. Three dippers, 159. Petrified bodies, 38. Three Impostors, 209. Pharaon, gaine, 204. Three kinge, in Orion, 37. Phenomena, atmospheric, 133. Three successive eights, (1888,) 60. Phyllotaxis, law of, 155. Tonal System, Nystrom's, 77. Pi, (a) values of; comparison, 125. Tower in Siloam, 91. Piscataquog, meaning of, 141. Triangle controversy, 157. Plane triangles, area expressions, 70. "Train up a child," etc., 78. Poetry and projectiles, 210. Tradition on sneezing, 178. Poem, disputed authorship, 92. " Truth like a torch," etc., 45. Poem on India, 177. Twelve angles, apostles, prophets, tribes, 151. Polarization of light, 193. Twelve disciples, 194. Umbrella, history, 32. Unpunctuating Dobson, 144. Values of pi, comparison, 125. Vatican, 6. “ Vestiges of Civilization," author, 33. Volapük, universal language, 47, 76. War of 1812-1814, pamphlet on, 145, 178. Warsaw-Warsau, etc, 65. Way, St. James's, 54. Rambam, 177. Wheel of birth, Bohæme's, 55. Rectifications of the circle, 97. Women as actresses, 200. Wynter, Dr., to Dr. Cheyne, 90. Yggrasil, 190. Zem Zem, the well, 94. Zounds, 207. UNANSWERED QUESTIONS. Page 163-Nos. 8, 9. II, 12. Page 88—Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4. Page 211-Nos. 1-14. Page 96-Nos. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, II, Page 212—Nos. 1-11. 12, 13, 14. Names and Noms de Plumes of Contributors. 17, 70. 59, 68. Admirer, 180. Agnostic, 163. A. H., 207. A. L. G., 16. Alpha, 211, 212. Anderson, John, 92, 148, 180. A. P. A., 210. A. W., 88, 91, 148, 191, 192, 195, 205. Bengough, Thos., 16. Bolton, H. C., 5, 60, 62. Boyd, Wm., 54. Burleson, B. F., Burns, Sarah E., 148. Bystander, A, 206. Cabot, Charles, 16. Chalcas, 96, 178. D. B. T., 180. Dipper, Daniel, 148. Djafar, 16, 56, 82. Drury, D. M.,95, 180, 211. E., 87. E. A., 56. E. B., 16. Englishman, 148. Eno., 148. Enoch, 163. Foster, Fenlon, 163. G. A., 201. G. F. K., 163. Goodwin, Samuel F., 156. H., 148. Hager, John S., 66. Hamilton, 146. Hamilton, A., 68. Heath, Seth, 15. Herbert, 180. Hierongmous, 83. Holden, Lewis G., 69. Hannah, 212 . Howard, Wellington, 69, 94, 163. H. W. H., 147, 175. 1. B., 68. Ieyes, L. E., 96. Inquirer II, 35, 161, 163, 211. Jacob, 148, 180. J. B, P., 90. Jerome, 163. Joel, 212. Jonathan, 68, 96, 148, 168, 180, 188, 210, Joseph F., 96. Waggoner, M. O., 56, 88. Webster, N. B., 133, 210. White, Geo. J., 148. Wilder, A., 1, 5, 6, 36, 87,93, 161, 190, 192, 194, 206, 208. Wood, H. A., 39. X. Y. Z., 148. About 300 questions remain unanswered, as questions asked in the first volumes are answered in successive volumes. The 575 unsanwered questions include the 25 asked in the December No. of this volume. |