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" Great fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite 'em, | And little fleas have lesser fleas, and so ad infinitum. "
Memorabilia mathematica: or, The philomath's quotation-book - Page 336
by Robert Édouard Moritz - 1914 - 410 pages
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Peter Parley's Annual: A Christmas and New Year's Present for Young People..

William Martin - Children's literature
...shall always look back with pleasure to the days that I spent " DIGGING DIAMONDS." Some 3nsect0. " Great fleas have little fleas Upon their backs, to...'em, And little fleas have lesser fleas, And so ad inflnitum." | D infinitum is incapable of actual proof, but thus far is certain ; that as every telescope...
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Hints and reflections for railway travellers and others; or, a ..., Volume 3

Luke James Hansard - Communism - 1843
...insects, for as Dr. Porson asserts it to be an invariable rule of Nature, that " Great fleas" (shall) " have little fleas" " Upon their backs to bite 'em...fleas have lesser fleas ;" " And so ad infinitum." Thus, we are quite certain, that this Scatterer shall upon examination be found to be in the above...
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Hints and reflections for railway travellers and others; or, A journey to ...

Luke James Hansard - 1843
...insects, for as Dr. Person asserts it to be an invariable rule of Nature, that " Great fleas" (shall) "have little fleas" " Upon their backs to bite 'em...fleas have lesser fleas ;" " And so ad infinitum." Thus, we are quite certain, that this Scatterer shall upon examination be found to be in the above...
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1898
...to make discoveries at which the man in the street might be inclined to smile. Thus the lines, Big fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite "em, And little fleas have lesser fleas, and so ad inßnit urn, would seem at first sight merely to embody an observation which we all make in the routine...
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1879
...proceed ad infinitvm." Bat I have also read or heard somewhere this smoother version : — " 'Tig said great fleas have little fleas upon their backs to...'em; And little fleas have lesser fleas, and so ad infnitum." Can any one give the origin of the second version? WW " OLD PICK MT TOE."— When was this...
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Teneriffe, an Astronomer's Experiment: Or Specialisties of a Residence Above ...

Charles Piazzi Smyth - Astronomical observatories - 1858 - 451 pages
...scale has led certain geologists, thinking of the chain of parasites, and those two immortal lines, " Great fleas have little fleas upon their backs to...little fleas have lesser fleas and so ad infinitum ;" to call such features, " parasitic " craters ; and by that one name to fix what they are, and thereby,...
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The Tour in North Devon of Brown, Jones, Robinson, and Smith: didicated ...

H. W. A. - Devon (England) - 1862 - 72 pages
...lines (more truthful, perhaps, than elegant) whilom written on their smaller Relations : — ' Greater fleas have little fleas ' Upon their backs to bite...And little fleas "have lesser fleas, ' And so, ad iiifinitum.' June 20. — Morning broke, alas ! too soon, after such a troublous night. Messrs. Brown...
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The Popular Science Review, Volume 2

William Sweetland Dallas - Science - 1863
...dependent parasite. We may be excused for quoting a not very elegant, but an expressive couplet : — Large fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite 'em,...little fleas have lesser fleas, and so ad infinitum. Microscopic examination alone can reveal to what extent this law of mutual dependence is earned out...
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The Gay Science, Volume 1

Eneas Sweetland Dallas - Aesthetics - 1866
...himself written lives,* reminds one too vividly of that world described by one of our humourists in which Great fleas have little fleas Upon their backs to...little fleas have lesser fleas, And so ad infinitum. The historical critics take a wider field, and Historical dash at higher game, but usually they have...
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Report of the Marlborough College Natural History Society (founded April 9th ...

Marlborough College. Natural History Society - Natural history - 1866
...Magazine," by the Rev. TA Preston. GK MiUs then read the following paper on THE ICHNEUMON FLY. " Big fions have little fleas Upon their backs to bite 'em, And...little fleas have lesser fleas, And so ad infinitum." The subject which I propose to speak about this evening is one which doubtless has more interest for...
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