tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-31956947.post2005132223994066392..comments2014-04-09T11:43:13.943-04:00Comments on Uibles: A Family Blog: 1833 James L. Freeman book Serenahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10554501674052319714noreply@blogger.comBlogger3125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-31956947.post-70891123094128571152013-01-06T12:31:55.196-05:002013-01-06T12:31:55.196-05:00Two fifths of a liquid that in Egypt is found - WA...Two fifths of a liquid that in Egypt is found - WAter<br />One fourth of a fruit that grows not far from the ground - Sloe<br />One third of an article that useful to man - Hat<br />Two thirds of a fluid that use on the ocean - INk<br />One fifth of a fruit that in Asia doth grow - Grape <br />One sixth of a river that in Europe doth flow - Thames<br />One seventh of a bird that is rare to be found - Ostrich<br />One third of a fruit grown on american ground - Melon<br />These letters taken compactly and put in a row<br />will spell a celebrated and virtuos hero - WASHINGTON<br /><br />Still looking to solve this one:<br />Three fifths of a name that is plenty - <br />One eight of a river that is in kentucky,<br />One fourth of a fruit not far from the ground doth grow<br />Two sevenths of a lake that in America doth flow<br />These letters taken and put in a row<br />Will spell a celebrated and virtuos Hero<br /><br />Note: spelling is based on original documentCatherine Uible Morganhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02229128004745240802noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-31956947.post-19669195734169232062013-01-06T08:50:08.306-05:002013-01-06T08:50:08.306-05:00Thanks, MV! From that link I found a book called ...Thanks, MV! From that link I found a book called The Western Arithmetic, or Pennsylvania and Ohio Accomptant: being a plain practical treatise with a complete system of mensuration (available as a Google eBook, for anyone who is interested) which provides the answer giving words needed to solve each line of the first riddle. The second riddle - a seven letter word - has not yet been solved. <br /><br />Also found it interesting that these type of mathematical riddles are referred to in the Connolly book and the Western Arithmetic book as a "rebus" which is supposedly using pictures to represent words such as depicting “I can see you” by using the pictographs of “eye—can—sea—ewe.”Catherine Uible Morganhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02229128004745240802noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-31956947.post-43698612969521877892013-01-03T21:35:39.639-05:002013-01-03T21:35:39.639-05:00Upon googling the first couple of lines, it pulled...Upon googling the first couple of lines, it pulled up Connolly's Math (or something of that nature). http://books.google.com/books?id=C9E2AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA204&lpg=PA204&dq=Two+fifths+of+a+liquid+that+in+Egypt+is+found+One+fourth+of+a+fruit+that+grows+not+far+from+the+ground&source=bl&ots=kFXzK3RFr2&sig=83XlflvOOOT_CjbRKhl-ARoT8kI&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Kz_mULz4OYic9QSZ44DIAw&ved=0CDcQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=Two%20fifths%20of%20a%20liquid%20that%20in%20Egypt%20is%20found%20One%20fourth%20of%20a%20fruit%20that%20grows%20not%20far%20from%20the%20ground&f=falseMary Crowsonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16777469182423614714noreply@blogger.com