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Answer to this week's riddle

Again, the riddle:  

What is (mathematically) interesting about the following poem:

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

Answer:  It's a pi-mnemonic, with each the number of letters in each word representing a digit of pi.

Source: Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities by Ian Stewart


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