Assigned reading (6 pars  plus 105 notes) [secondary] [McH] [*]
synopsis: 'from counting — to arithmetic and algebra'
Joyce's math scores in 1899 were abysmal
FDV: "He was a great at dab at manual arith, sure enough, that's why he knew no boy better what his ten fingures were for. Anyhow he was always fond of cardinals. Always would he reciting them by heart so as to know the tenners thumbs down,"
2DV: "A great dab was Franky at the manual arith, sure enough, that's the bekase he knew no boy better why his ten fingures were given him whatfor. Anyhows he was fond always of cardinals. Always would he be areciting and arecreating them up by a rota from fursed to laced quickmarch to decemvir like to throway your hat purpely on to tall spilicans so as to know the tenners thumbs down,"