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Sir John Lubbock and the Teaching University for London

Nature volume 52, pages 295296 | Download Citation



THE feelings of “surprise and regret” which we said had been aroused by Sir John Lubbock's election address, will not be diminished by the perusal of the reply to which, at his request, we gave publicity in our last issue. Rather the surprise will turn to amazement, that he should deem that to be a reply which evades every material issue, and appears to be written in ignorance or forgetfulness of all that has taken place. And the regret will be enhanced when it is observed that his language now makes plain what could only be inferred from his address, namely, that he has never grasped the distinction between a Charter granted by the prerogative of the Crown, and a scheme framed under the authority of the Legislature.

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