Wednesday, August 05, 2009

18Jun1867, Lecky and Rationalism

LONDON, June 18th, 1867.
—Dined at Mr. Phillips's, meeting Professor Tyndall, a very agreeable Scotch enthusiastic man of science, and Mr. Lecky, author of what I have an intuitive feeling is a shallow tho' clever book on "The Progress of Rationalism" ; a rather affected-looking fair man, with long hair and over-innocent expression ! [FN: Lecky kept just this appearance to the end of his life, and so provided great play to the caricaturists when he was in the House of Commons] Concert at the Palace ; Princess Alice did the honours ; is very thin, but looks nice.

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