Dinner with Carlyle, Babbage, Lyall and Darwin

Among a few others were Babbage, and Lyell, both of whom liked to talk. Carlyle, however, silenced everyone by haranguing during the whole dinner on the advantages of silence. After dinner, Babbage, in his grimmest manner, thanked Carlyle for his very interesting Lecture on Silence.

Charles Darwin

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Jason Soon
Jason Soon
2024 years ago

reminds me of Jack Strocchi …