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Science at the Mansion House

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FOR the first time probably in the history of this country, science has been publicly acknowledged as a great force or power in the kingdom, on a level with literature and art. This, we think, is the legitimate conclusion to be drawn from the entertainment on Saturday by the Lord Mayor at the Mansion House of so many distinguished representatives of science, following hard as it did upon the opening of the loan collection by her Majesty the Queen. The company was numerous—there were about 300 present—as well as distinguished, and included several eminent foreign representatives of science, who have come over to the opening of the loan collection. The meeting was quite as successful as such meetings usually are, and the speeches on the whole much more sensible and appropriate. The following report of the speeches we take from the Morning Post:

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