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So that now, Arithmetic in whole Numbers is plainly and fully handled before any entrance be made into the craggy paths of fractions, at the sight of which some learners are so discouraged, that they make a stand, and cry out, Non plus ultra, there’s no progress further.

Edmund Wingate
English Mathematician & Legal Writer
A Plain and Familiar Method for Attaining the Knowledge
and Practice of Common Arithmetic
, 1751