# Asemic poems~chaotic lines 2 &3

## “How can the sound paradoxer be distinguished from the false paradoxer?”

Nobody knows how they swarm,

except those to whom they naturally resort.

They are in all ranks and occupations,

of all ages and characters.

They are very earnest people,

and their purpose is bona fide,

A great many –

the mass, indeed –

are illiterate,

and a great many waste their means,

and are in or approaching penury.

These discoverers despise one another.

Created using a number of online text, including “Elements of Arithmetic”  1830 by Augustus De Morgansource  Project Gutenberg.

# Asemic poem -chaotic lines 1

Created using a number of online text, including “Elements of Arithmetic”  1830 by Augustus De Morgansource  Project Gutenberg.

In abandoning the meanings of symbols, we also abandon those of the words which describe them. Thus addition is to be, for the present, a sound void of sense. It is a mode of combination represented by + {\displaystyle +} ; when + {\displaystyle +} receives its meaning, so also will the word addition. It is most important that the student should bear in mind that, with one exception, no word nor sign of arithmetic or algebra has one atom of meaning throughout this chapter, the object of which is symbols, and their laws of combination, giving a symbolic algebra which may hereafter become the grammar of a hundred distinct significant algebras. If any one were to assert that + {\displaystyle +} and − {\displaystyle -} might mean reward and punishment, and A {\displaystyle A} , B {\displaystyle B} , C {\displaystyle C} , etc. might stand for virtues and vices, the reader might believe him, or contradict him, as he pleases—but not out of this chapter.