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THE COLLEGIAN TO HIS BRIDE: BEING A MATHEMATICAL MADRIGAL, by                    
First Line: "charmer, on a given straight line"
Last Line: "equal, - o, divine ecstatics, - / based on hutton's mathematics!"
Subject(s): Ingenuity;mathematics


CHARMER, on a given straight line
And which we will call B C,
Meeting at a common point A,
Draw the lines A C, A B.
But, my sweetest, so arrange it
That they're equal, all the three;
Then you'll find that, in the sequel,
All their angles, too are equal.
Equal angles, so to term them,
Each one opposite its brother!
Equal joys and equal sorrows,
Equal hopes, 't were sin to smother,
Equal, -- O, divine ecstatics, --
Based on Hutton's mathematics!




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