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ex plan (unopened, between pp 18-19)  illustrating Jos Bewick, “Remarks on the Ore and Ironstone of Rosedale Abbey,” in Transactions, North of England Institute of Mining Engineers, vol. 6 (1857-8). (Google Books image here )

Why? Was searching straight lines and circles in Google Book fullview 1850-1900, to illustrate this passage —

And having heard, or more probably read somewhere, in the days when I thought I would be well advised to educate myself, or amuse myself, or stupefy myself, or kill time, that when a man in a forest thinks he is going forward in a straight line, in reality he is going in a circle. I did my best to go in a circle, hoping in this way to go in a straight line…

Samuel Beckett, Molloy (1955), here,
thanks to Invisible Stories.

Came away with neither straight lines nor circles.

14 October 2012
tags: curves; lines, straight lines; Samuel Beckett