Simple Division

WHEN the Earl of Bradford was brought before the Lord Chancellor, to be

examined upon application for a statute of lunacy against him, the

chancellor asked him, How many legs has a sheep?--Does your lordship

mean, answered Lord Bradford, a live sheep or a dead sheep?--Is it

not the same thing? said the chancellor. No, my lord, said Lord

Bradford, there is much difference; a live sheep may have four legs; a

dead sheep has only two: the two fore legs are shoulders; but there are

but two legs of mutton.