Alfred Russel Wallace : Alfred Wallace : A. R. Wallace :|
Russel Wallace : Alfred Russell Wallace (sic)
Comments (S598a: 1903)
Editor Charles H. Smith's Note: Portions of a response to an inquiry on the occasion of
Wallace's eightieth birthday; printed on page 5 of the 8 January 1903 issue of The Daily
Chronicle. To link directly to this page, connect with:
Alfred Russel Wallace, F.R.S., Jan. 8, 1823.
Mr. Wallace writes:--
"My favourite motto is 'Fiat Justitia Ruat Cœlum.'
" . . . My tastes are wide, and I care little for literature or poetry apart from the sentiment and
teaching. My favourite poets are Longfellow, Tennyson, Hood, and Charles Mackay, and a few
others; but of course Shakespeare, at his best, is first and unapproachable."
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