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How I wish I could calculate pi.

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May I have a large container of coffee?

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Can I have a small container of coffee?

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See, I have a rhyme assisting my feeble brain, its tasks oft-times resisting.

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How I wish I could recollect of circle round
The exact relation Archimede unwound.

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I wish I could determine pi
Eureka! cried the great inventor
Christmas pudding, Christmas pie
Is the problem's very centre.

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Sir, I bear a rhyme excelling
In mystic force and magic spelling;
Celestial sprites elucidate
All my own striving can't relate.

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Sir, I send a rhyme excelling
In sacred truth and rigid spelling
Numerical sprites elucidate
for me the lexicon's full weight.
If nature gain, who can complain
tho' Dr Johnson fulminate.

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Sir, I bear a rhyme excelling
In mystic force and magic spelling
Celestial sprites elucidate
All my own striving can't relate.
Or locate they who can cogitate
And so finally terminate.

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But a time I spent wandering in bloomy night;
Yon tower, tinkling chimewise, loftily opportune.
Out, up, and together came sudden to Sunday rite,
The one solemnly off to correct plenilune.

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Now I will a rhyme construct
By chosen words the young instruct.
Cunningly devised endeavour,
Con it and remember ever.
Widths of circle here you see.
Sketched out in strange obscurity.

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Now I, even I, would celebrate
In rhymes inapt, the great
Immortal Syracusan, rivaled nevermore,
Who in his wondrous lore,
Passed on before,
Left men his guidance
How to circles mensurate.

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How I need a drink, alcoholic of course, after the tough lectures involving quantum mechanics; but we did estimate some digits by making very bad, not accurate, but so goddamn efficient tools! By dropping valuable wood, a dedicated student, I, Volokh, Alexander, can determine beautiful and curious stuff, O! Smart, gorgeous me! Descartes himself knew wonderful ways that could ascertain it too! Revered, glorious - a wicked dude! Behold an unending number: pi! Thinkers' ceaseless agonizing produces little, if anything! For this constant, it stops not -- just as e, I suppose. Vainly, ancient geometers computed it -- a task undoable. Legendre, Adrien Marie: "I say pi rational is not!" Adrien proved this theorem. Therefore, all doubters have made errors. (Everybody that's Greek.) Today, counting is as bad a problem as years ago, maybe centuries even. Moreover, I do consider that variable x, y, z, wouldn't much avail. Pi, imaginary, like i? No, buffoon!


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