7/13/09 11:25 pm - Симметрия
French leave = filer à l'anglaise, french letter = capote anglaise.
He had an uncommon method of giving lectures: he entered the lecture hall with an assistant and a docent. The docent then began reading the proper passages from Riesz's handbook and the assistant inscribed the appropriate equations on the blackboard—while Riesz himself stood aside, nodding occasionally.
Некоторые умеют необычайно искусно подражать голосам животных и птиц. Есть чревовещатели, есть люди, умеющие плакать по желанию.
Some so accurately mimic the voices of birds and beasts and other men, that, unless they are seen, the difference cannot be told. Some have such command of their bowels, that they can break wind continuously at pleasure, so as to produce the effect of singing. I myself have known a man who was accustomed to sweat whenever he wished. It is well known that some weep when they please, and shed a flood of tears.