cted as a proper place for the incremation of another relic of the past; the wainscoting of the chamber protested by catching fire, the House of Lords set fire to the House of Commons, and both were burnt to the ground,—a grand funeral-pile.
The bakers insisted for some years in keeping tally-stick record of loaves purchased by their customers; some of us recollect it.
The oldest surviving treatises on mathematics are by the famous Alexandrians, Euclid, about B. C. 300; Ptolemy, A. D. 130; and Diophantus, A. D. 156.
Decimal fractions were invented 1482.
The first work on arithmetic published in England was by Tonstall, Bishop of London, 1522.
The Italians had been in that field many years before.
（Architecture.) The crown member of the capital of a column.
A fiber from which Manilla-rope is made.
Ropes and cables of this material float in sea-water.
A buttress or second wall, built to strengthen another.
udied astronomy among the Saracens in Spain, and was afterwards Pope Sylvester II., A. D. 1000, used in his school at Rheims a terrestrial globe brought from Cordova.
While Rome was asserting, in all its absurdity, the flatness of the earth, the Spanish Moors were teaching geography in their common schools from globes.
In Africa there was preserved, with almost religious reverence, in the library at Cairo, one of brass, reputed to have belonged to the great astronomer Ptolemy (about A. D. 130). Al Idrisi made one of silver for Roger II.
of Sicily (A. D. 1131), and Gerbert used one he had brought from Cordova in the school he established at Rheims (about A. D. 975). — Draper.
The globe of Gottorp is a concave sphere, 11 feet in diameter, with seats inside for spectators.
Its concavity represents the constellations of the heavens, and its exterior is a terrestrial globe.
It was constructed after the designs of Tycho Brahe, and turned on its axis.
Dr. Long's globe was 18 feet