The Astronomer's Drinking Song

The Astronomer's Drinking Song

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Published by Augustus de Morgan in "A Budget of Paradoxes"

 

 

Augustus de Morgan (1806-1871) was an English Mathematician and a prominent figure at the Royal Astronomical Society, whose most significant contributions were in the field of logic. He featured this poem in his Budget of Paradoxes, vol. I (London: Spottiswoode and Co., 1872), pp. 233-236. The actual author of the poem is unknown, but the claim is that it was written about 1800, and appears to have been originally sung at a meeting of the Mathematical Society of London.—RAR

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