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And as in the operation denoted by 1, you do not divide length by time, T but divide, a rate by a number, producing a second rate, so, if you multiply1. t or v, by t, you multiply a rate by a number, and the result is not a length but arate. T , are two quantities of the T same denomination, - both 'rates of supply', - rates calculated for two different units oftime (T and unity) hut nevertheless rates ofsupply, hoth of them, and both involving time, just as rate of interest and rate of motion involve time.

This is the soil wherein the Primers might strike their roots and infuse a love of knowledge which when once kindled can never be quenched. I have always since becoming personally acquainted with India at least, thought that our system offorcing on it our own tongue down the throats of the native population a very faulty one. No doubt in the beginning of our connection with the country the contrary mode of proceeding would have been almost impossible but now that we have excellent dictionaries and grammars of nearly all the chief vernaculars no such excuse remains.

1 De Foville evidently remained seeptieal. He wrote shortly afterwards in an article, 'Les Taehes du Soleil et les Crises Commereiales', L'Economiste Franfais, 15 February 1879, pp. [91-3, •... M. Stanley Jevons est un des economistes les plus distingues de la Grande-Bretagne. Esprit a la fois tres original et tres-encyclopedique, il eonsidere que l'etude des questions economiques n'exclut ni les inspirations subites du pode, ni les proeedes de ealcul du mathematieien, et il n'est pas rare que, sous sa plume alerte, un vers de Virgile ou de Shakespeare se trouve eneadre entre une equation algebrique et une figure de geometrie.

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