person is able to accompany him by singing the second part, they should take notice of the consonance or sounding-together of the notes. In addition to the observations on the consonances m :fis is :1 :t d':d :d id: of DOH, ME, sou in a former lesson, let the following remarks be examined and tested. Fah forms a more "perfect” consonance with the key-note than LAH. (It is more like it, and has a greater number of coinciding vibrations.) But the consonance of Lay with the key-note is more soft and pleasing. sId':t :1 11:m:m fim:rld :-:t, The best consonances with FAH are RAY and LAH. The best notes to sound with LAH are far and don'. It may be noticed that when the notes of a consonance are in their closest position, as Dohl with LAH, or LAH with Far, the proper mental effect of each is sweetly blended with that of the other; but when, by raising or lowering one of them an octave, l, :t, :dd:r : mm:1 :s ls : they are more distant, as DOH with LAH or LAHT with Fau, each produces its own effect with greater distinctness, though still 3. When the pupil has, by help of these examples and others with good agreement. which he may find, learnt to recognise the proper mental effect Two persons can easily try these experiments by singing the of FAH and Lah, he will proceed to the exercises which follow, chord DOH, ME, sou together, and then "striking out" each into learning to point them on the modulator from memory, and to the separate note previously agreed on. There could be no sing them both to the syllables and to the words. If another better preparation for the study of harmony. The grass' withereth th' || flower fadeth The effect of LAH is beautifully shown in the air, and that of BUT THE WORD OF OUR || GOD. SHALL STAND. FOR | EVER. 1 given in Lesson II. (Vol. I., page 90). FAH in the second. Look back for the instructions on chanting This illustrates FAH and Law when in succession at the follow. When he reaches the asterisk let the third voice strike close. If three persons can be got to join in singing it, let in. When each singer reaches the close, let him begin again the first sing alone till he comes to the note over which an instantly; and so let them go on, round and round, after one asterisk is plaeed to the words “Who'll." Then just as he another, until the leader makes a signal for all to stop together. strikes that note let the second singer strike the first note and This kind of composition is called a round. h 3h C C - 60 cd + 2m In singing this round take care to keep the time accurately. EXERCISE 1. Here four voices should follow each other just as three Give the algebraical expressions for the following statements voices did in the last case. FAH is well illustrated here. in words :If you sing the round with four voices, or even with only two, 1. The product of the difference of a and h into the sum of b, c, you will have an opportunity of comparing the consonance, FAH and d, is equal to 37 times m, added to the quotient of b divided by with lah, with the semi-dissonance Fan with Te. Directly the the sum of h and b. second voice gets on to the bar containing LAH, LAH, TE, TE, 2. The sum of a and b, is to the quotient of b divided by c, as the the first voice will be singing FAH, FAH, FAH, FAH. "TE with product of a into c, is to 12 times h. FAH” is usually treated as a dissonance; but it is a very 3. The sum of a, b, and o, divided by six times their product, is equal piquant and useful one. Notice whether your own taste and to four times their sum diminished by d. ear do not require, what musicians demand, that it should be 4. The quotient of 6 divided by the sum of a and b, is equal to 7 followed by the consonance “ME with Dow,” the Fai descending times d, diminished by the quotient of b, divided by 36. on ME, and the TE ascending to DOH. 34. We now give an example of the method of writing out algebraical expressions in words. EXAMPLE.-What will the following expression become, when LESSONS IN ALGEBRA.-II. words are substituted for the signs ? DEFINITIONS (continued). ALGEBRAICAL EXPRESSION. a+b =abc-6m+ 27. When four quantities are proportional, the proportion is a+c STATEMENT IN WORDS.--The sum of a and b divided by h, is expressed by points, in the same or anner as in the Rule of Proportion in arithmetic. Thus a : 6::c:d signifies that a has to equal to the product of a, b, and c, diminished by 6 times m, 6, the same ratio which c has to d. And ab: cd :: a+m:b+n, and increased by the quotient of a divided by the sum of a and means that ab is to cd, as the sum of a and m, to the sum of EXERCISE 2. b and n. Write out the following algebraical expressions in words :28. Algebraic quantities are said to be like, when they are expressed by the same letters, and are of the same power ; and 1. ab + =dx a + b + Cunlike, when the letters are different, or when the same letter is 6 + 6 raised to different powers. Thus ab, 3ab, -ab, and -bab, are 2, a + 7 (h + x) (a + h) (6-c). like quantities, because the letters are the same in each, although the signs and co-efficients are different. But 3a, 3y, 3bx, are d-4 3. a-b:ac :: :3 x (h + d + y). unlike quantities, because the letters are unlike, although there is no difference in the signs and co-efficients. So x, xx, and xxx, ah a + ab ba x ( + lu) are unlike quantities, because they are different powers of the 3 + (6 - 0) h + d m same quantity. (They are usually written , 2, and xo.) And 35. At the close of an algebraic process it is often necessary universally if any quantity is repeated as a factor a number of to restore the numbers for which letters have been substituted times in one instance, and a different number of times in another, at the beginning. In doing this the sign x must not be omitted the products will be unlike quantities; thus, oc, ccce, and c, are between the numbers, as it generally is between factors expressed unlike quantities. But if the same quantity is repeated as a by letters. Thus if a stands for 3, and b for 4, the product ab factor the same number of times in each instance, the products is not 34, but 3 * 4, i.e., 12. are like quantities. Thus, aaa, aaa, aaa, and aaa are like EXAMPLE.—If a = 1, b = 2, c= 3, and a = 4 what is the quantities. ad bc 29. One quantity is said to be a multiple of another, when the numerical value of the expression +0+- ? b former contains the latter a certain number of times without a Substituting the value given above for each letter, the algeremainder. Thus 10a is a multiple of 2a ; and 24 is a multiple ad bc 1 x 4 of 6. braical expression +C++ becomes in figures +3+ 2 30. One quantity is said to be a measure of another, when the 2 x 3 4 6 former is contained in the latter any number of times, without + 3 + or 2 + 3 + 6, which is equal to 11. a remainder. Thus 36 is a measure of 15b; and 7 is a measure of 35. EXERCISE 3. 31. The value of an expression, is the number or quantity for Find the values of the following algebraic expressions, supwhich the expression stands. Thus the value of 3+4 is 7; that posing a = 3; b = 4; c= 2; d = 6; m = 8; and n=10:of 3 X 4 is 12; and that of 8 is 2. • 32. The RECIPROCAL of a quantity, is the quotient arising from bc + + dividing A UNIT by that quantity. The reciprocal of a is a; the 1 b + ad reciprocal of a +b is a tö; the reciprocal of 4 is 33. In commencing arithmetic the learner has to study the method of expressing words by figures, and, vice verså, figures by 4. bm + words; so in algebra he must first accustom himself to convert statements made in words into algebraical expressions, and also 5. ebm + to write out algebraical expressions in words. We give two examples, first of all, of the method of converting statements in 6. (a + c) x (n - m) + words into algebraical expressions, and follow them by an exercise a x (d + c) (c + b) x (m - d) to the same. The answers to the examples in this exercise will 7. + abc be found at the end of our next lesson. ac + 5m (41 - b) (a ) EXAMPLES.—What is the algebraic expression for the follow + m - cb + ing statements, in which the letters a, b, c, etc., may be supposed to represent any given quantities ? POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE QUANTITIES. STATEMENT IN WORDS (1).—The product of a, b, and c, 36. A POSITIVE or AFFIRMATIVE quantity is one which is to divided by the difference of c and d, is equal to the sum of b and be added, and has the sign + prefixed to it. (Art. 11.) c added to 15 times h. abc 37. A NEGATIVE quantity is one which is required to be subALGEBRAICAL EXPRZSSION (1). =b+c+15h. TRACTED, and has the sign - prefixed to it. (Art. 10 and 11.) STATEMENT IN WORDS (2).The sum of a, 2b, and 3c is necessary that some of them should be added When several quantities enter into a calculation, it is frequently equal to the difference of d and e divided by 10 times the product of f and g. together, while others are subtracted. de ALGEBRAICAL EXPRESSION (2).-a+26+3c= If, for instance, the profits of trade are the subject of calcu10 fg lation, and the gain is considered positive, the loss will be a or 16 ad + a + mn. 1. 2. b + mn + cd 1 3. + bcm b + 4on ab Scd ab + 8d 2b m THE 1 negative; because the latter must be subtracted from the OUR HOLIDAY. former, to determine the clear profit. If the sums of a book account are brought into an algebraic process, the debit and GYMNASTICS.--X. the credit are distinguished by opposite signs. PANGYMNASTIKON. 38. The terms positive and negative, as used in the mathe- This is the name given to a most useful gymnastic apparatus maties, are merely relative. They imply that there is, either in invented by Dr. Schreber, Director of the Medical Gymnastic the nature of the quantities, or in their circumstances, or in the Institution at Leipsic. It is from the Greek, and signifies purposes which they are to answer in calculation, some such something belonging to all gymnastic exercises. It is so called opposition as requires that one should be subtracted from the because its inventor claims for it that it affords a combination other. But this opposition is not that of existence and non- of the advantages of all other apparatus ; and since its invenexistence, nor of one thing greater than nothing, and another tion it has come into extensive use both in Germany and America, less than nothing. For in many cases either of the signs may meeting very high approval. It is less known in this country be, indifferently and at pleasure, applied to the very same than it deserves to be, but we hope to make its merits familiar quantity; that is, the two characters may change places. In to our readers, determining the progress of a ship, for instance, her easting The ring exercises and the stirrup exercises which we demay be marked +, and her westing —; or the westing may scribed in our last paper are adapted from the Pangymnastikon, be +, and the easting — All that is necessary is, that the two but this apparatus in its complete form is a combination of both signs be prefixed to the quantities, in such a manner as to show rings and stirrups, each capable of being raised or lowered to which are to be added, and which subtracted. In different any height that may be desired. It is designed for use in an processes they may be differently applied. On one occasion, ordinary apartment, say of eight feet high, although a height of a downward motion may be called positive, and on another ten or twelve feet is preferable ; but it may be put up in an occasion negative. open yard, by the erection of a suitable framework, to which 39. In every algebraic calculation, some one of the quantities the ropes, etc., may be attached. It is not, it must be observed, must be fixed upon to be considered positive. All other quantities intended for use in the public gymnasium, but is, in fact, a which will increase this must be positive also. But those which simple contrivance for practising at home the most beneficial will tend to diminish it, must be negative. In a mercantile of the exercises for which the elaborate apparatus of such an concern, if the stock be supposed to be positive, the profits will institution is intended. be positive; for they increase the stock ; they are to be added. The apparatus may either be made at home or purchased to it. But the losses will be negative; for they diminish the complete at the price of about £2 10s. to £3. For the benefit stock; they are to be subtracted from it. of those who may wish to make it for themselves, we give the · 40. A negative quantity is frequently greater than the positive following description and instructions, written by the inventor, one with which it is connected. But how, it may be asked, can and translated by Dr. Dio Lewis, the great teacher of gymnastic the former be subtracted from the latter? The greater is training in America :certainly not contained in the less : how then can it be taken * Two large hand-rings are suspended from the ceiling by out of it? The answer to this is, that the greater may be ropes, which, running through padded hooks, are carried to the supposed first to exhaust the less, and then to leave a remainder walls. Two other ropes extend from the walls directly to the equal to the difference between the two. If a man has in his hand-rings. A strap with a stirrup is placed in either handpossession 1,000 pounds and has contracted a debt of 1,500; ring. By a simple arrangement on the wall, the hand-rings are the latter subtracted from the former, not only exhausts the drawn as high as the performer can reach, or let down within a whole of it, but leaves a balance of 500 against him. In com- foot of the floor; or at any altitude they can be drawn apart mon language, he is 500 pounds worse than nothing. to any distance. The distance between the stirrups and rings 41. In this way, it frequently happens, in the coarse of an can be likewise varied. The usefulness of the Pangymnastikon algebraic process, that a negative quantity is brought to stand depends upon the facility with which these changes can be alone. It has the sign of subtraction, without being connected made. The rings must be raised, let down, drawn apart, the with any other quantity, from which it is to be subtracted. stirrup-straps changed or removed altogether from the rings, This denotes that a previons subtraction has left a remainder, each and all with a single motion of the hand, and in a moment. which is a part of the quantity subtracted. If the latitude of a There are various simple mechanical contrivances by which these ship which is 20 degrees north of the equator is considered multifarious changes can be made. An ingenious mechanic can positive, and if she sails south 25 degrees : her motion first scarcely be at fault. I will suggest that in splicing the ropes diminishes her latitude, then reduces it to nothing, and finally with the rings, the splice should be long and drawn close ; else, gives her 5 degrees of south latitude. The sign — prefixed to giving way, an unpleasant surprise may occur. The ropes should the 25 degrees, is retained before the 5, to show that this is run through strong padded hooks at the ceiling, which are what remains of the southward motion, after balancing the 20 fastened on the upper side of the timber with thick nuts. The degrees of north latitude. fastenings on the walls must be made secure. The ropes with 42. A quantity is sometimes said to be subtracted from 0. By which the rings are separated should be armed with wroughtthis is meant that it belongs to the negative side of 0. But à iron snap-hooks, which should be caught into wrought-iron quantity is said to be added to 0, when it belongs to the rings which have been firmly lashed into the suspension rope, positive side. Thus, in speaking of the degrees of a thermometer, at the point where it connects with the hand-rings. The 0 + 6 means 6 degrees above 0; and 0 – 6, 6 degrees below 0.' stirrup-straps must be of very strong white leather, with edges AXIOMS. 50 rounded that the parts will not be worn. In shortening 43. An Axiom is a self-evident proposition. the straps, a buckle should not be used, for, in removing the straps from the hand-rings, much time would thereby be lost; 1. If the same quantity or equal quantities be added to equal nor should a simple hook be employed, as the leather is liable quantities, their sums will be equal. to give way, and the hook to slip out. A brass H, with one 2. If the same quantity or equal quantities be subtractel! side sewed into the end of the strap doubled, and the other from equal quantities, the remainders will be equal. slipped through slits in the body of the strap, is a perfect thing. 3. If equal quantities be multiplied into the same, or equal With this simple contrivance, the strap can be altered or taken quantities, the products will be equal. out altogether in a second, and can never give way. The 4. If equal quantities be divided by the same or equal quan- stirrups should be very strong, with serrated bottoms, and tities, the quotients will be equal. fastened into the ends of the straps with strong sewing and 5. If the same quantity be both added to and subtracted from copper rivets." another, the value of the latter will not be altered. When once this apparatus is fixed in a house, all its occupants, 6. If a quantity be both multiplied and divided by another, from the young even to the old, may use it with advantage. the value of the former will not be altered. Many of the exercises to which it is adapted are so simple that 7. Quantities which are respectively equal to any other quan- a child may practise them, and the steady motion of the muscles tity, are equal to each other. involved in others is so free from violent or undue exertion, that 8. The whole of a quantity is greater than a part. even the aged may derive pleasure and benefit from them. The 9. The whole of a quantity is equal to all its parts. inventor himself gives a list of more than one hundred exer cises which may be performed with the pangymnastikon, gra- the body backward again by the exertion of the arms and a duating in difficulty from the simplest imaginable, until they simultaneous movement of the legs forward, until you have become arduous enough to test a man's strength and skill. reversed the position, and you hang with the face upward, the Some of these were put before the readers in our last paper, to body stretched out to its full extent, with the back hollowed which we must refer our readers for many hints on the use of the pangymnastikon, the only difference being that in the latter | and the chest well arched. 9. The rings should be at the height of the shoulders, and, apparatus the rings and stirrups are used in combination in- being grasped firmly from the inside, should be stretched as stead of separately. ground, we shall give a description of some of the chief pangymnastic exercises, from the easiest to the most difficult, referring our readers who may desire further details on the subject to Dr. Lewis's translation of the inventor's elaborate treatise. 1. The plain swing is shown in our first illustration (Fig. 31). The rings may be as high as either the waist or the chest, the toes only should be inserted in the stirrups, the legs should be kept straight and close together, and the learner simply swings backward and forward, with greater or less velocity, according to inclination. 2. Let the rings be placed as high as the shoulders, then pass the fore-arm through each ring, so that you hang by the elbow joints. Now swing to and fro with vigour as you stand in the stirrups, and arch the chest well forward as you swing. This will develop the muscles of the chest more effectually than the first exercise. 3. The sitting exercise is performed in the following manner. Stand in the stirrups with the rings grasped at the height of the waist; then bend the knees forward (keeping them close together) and sit down so as to touch the heels. Now rise again to the upright position by the use of the legs alone, employing the arms merely to steady the body. 4. Another good exercise for the muscles of the chest is the following. Let the rings be as high as the chest, and the stirrups so low that they will just rest on the floor when the rings are held out at arm's length from the body. The feet are put through the stirrups as far as to the heels. Now grasp the rings as they hang before you, and stretch out the arms to the full reach in front of the body; next, keeping the arms quite straight, carry them backward as far as possible, the feet all the while remaining firmly fixed upon the ground, and the legs close together. The feet being fixed in the stirrups, the ropes become tightened as the arms are thrust out, and the tension thus arising will give excellent play to the muscles. 5. Let the rings and stirrups be as in the last exercise, with the exception that the legs are stretched apart as wide as possible, instead of being kept close together. Now take the rings, stretching the arms out wide from the shoulders, and gradually bring them together in front of you. Let the legs remain stretched out during the exercise, and if the feet slip, recover the position and begin again. 6. The twisting swing is practised as follows. Stand in the stirrups with the rings as high as the waist; hold the rings from the inside, and let the body rotate from side to side until it describes a semicircle. As the ropes cross from the ceiling, the stirrup straps are made to cross each other likewise by the action of the legs. The description of a larger figure than the semicircle in this way is not recom Without going again over the same far apart as possible. Then cross the legs one after the other as far as possible in front, the toes, as they rest in the stirrups being turned outward. The mutual resistance created between the arms and the legs in this way is considerable, and forms another capi. tal muscular exercise. 10. The rings hang rather higher than the head, and wide enough apart for the arms just to reach them when extended. (Observe that the degree of distance separating the rings in this and other exercises is adjusted by the side ropes attached to the wall.) The stirrups hang so that the feet can just rest in them when the legs are extended. Thus the whole body hangs in something like this figure Now draw the feet together until the heels X touch, to do which you must raise the body by the exertion of the muscles of the arms; and then return again to the extended position with the legs stretched out. Avoid clumsy or inelegant movements in accomplishing this and other feats; for, although such motions may facilitate the performance of an exercise, they deprive it of half its value. 11. Practise diagonal movements in the following way. Stand in the stirrups (clear of the floor) with the rings at the height of the chest. Hang by the left hand from its ring, the right hand being placed upon the hip, and let the right foot only rest in its stirrup, the other being placed behind it. Then move freely forward and backward, the body being kept quite straight; and afterwards reverse the position by hanging by the right-hand ring with the foot in the left stirrup. These exercises will be sufficient to show the general scope and design of the pangymnastikon movements. But the apparatus may also be turned to good account in leaping exercises. The addition of a cord suspended horizontally between the rings and the stirrups at any height that may be desired, is all that is necessary; then you have a leaping apparatus which is superior to the ordinary bar on a wooden framework. The leaping cord may be attached by wooden pegs or small weights slipped through the holes in the straps. The instructions given for leaping exercises in a previous paper (Vol. I., page 143) will apply equally to practise in this way with the pangymnastikon, and to these we must here refer the learner. But in addition to these, the gymnast may practise vaulting, by taking a ring in one hand, and leaping with a swing over the cord which hangs below. The body, in passing over, assumes almost the horizontal position, like that in other vaulting exercises. It must be kept straight, the weight resting upon the ring as you pass over, and the disengaged hand being placed upon the hip. This is a very useful exercise, the ability to perform which may often be turned to account ratus. 7. Stand erect in the stirrups, with the rings at the height either of the chest or the waist, and grasped as seen in the illustration (Fig. 32). Then from the perpendicular position let the body fall gradually backward until it assumes the position shown in Fig. 32; and from this return to the upright posture by the use of the arms alone. 8. Take the rings at the height of the chest, and let the stirrups hang so that they will swing clear of the floor. Hold the rings with a firm grasp, and throw the body forward between them, and the legs backward, so that the whole figure describes a curve, with the face directed towards the floor. Now draw LESSONS IN ARCHITECTURE.—XI. Romans, was very common at the period above mentioned. The pendentives, or portions of the vaults suspended out of the perARCADES—CUPOLAS-DOMES-CHURCHES-BASILICAS 1 pendicular of the walls—that is, the portions between the arches ROMANESQUE STYLE-ARABIC ARCH, ETC. 1 and the dome-were of Byzantine invention, and formed a new The Byzantines, the successors to the arts of the Romans, in and bold application of the arch in building, of which they soon consequence of the transference of the seat of the empire from began to make an improper use in the erection of towers, bel, Rome to Byzantium (afterwards called Constantinople), fol. fries, spires, and steeples of every description. An example of lowed their arched system of architecture, and even extended this application of the arch and vault will be seen in the anit to such a degree in their edifices that the architrave, which nexed illustration of the Catholicon at Athens. The first Christheir predecessors had hitherto preserved in the construction of tians of the West, in their adoption of the style of architecture their temples, was at last almost entirely abandoned. The which we have called the Latin style, substituted the arcade Byzantine architects not only used the arcade as the connecting for the architrave; but possessing less skill as builders than link from column to column in their erections, but they sur those of the East, their innovations terminated at this point. mounted their churches with cupolas or domes of an immense The great basilicas—that is, the palatial or royal churches of the size. This kind of vault, which had been seldom used by the l West-were edifices covered with plain woodwork, and had only VOL. III. 57 |