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Science and Culture, and other Essays

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THIS collection of Prof. Huxley's more recent lectures and essays appears as a companion volume to the previous well-known collections of the same kind. The first thing, therefore, that naturally occurs to us is to compare this series with its predecessors, for when an author has been so long and so prominently before the public as Prof. Huxley, and when the authorship has been of a kind so varied and original, we cannot but entertain fears, even for the strongest man, that signs of exhaustion may become apparent in the works of his middle life. But if any one should entertain such charitable apprehensions on behalf of Prof. Huxley they may immediately be quieted by the book before us; the eye is as clear for seeing and the arm as strong for hitting as they have always been, and on every page we meet with new instances of that same versatility of learning, force of thought, and brilliancy of style which, while producing so wide an influence on the science and philosophy of our time, have justly placed this distinguished leader of both in a class sui generis as an expositor.

Science and Culture, and other Essays.

By Thomas Henry Huxley (London: Macmillan and Co., 1881.)

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