Alfred Russel Wallace : Alfred Wallace : A. R. Wallace :
Russel Wallace : Alfred Russell Wallace (sic)

Eightieth Birthday 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 Cúlum.'

     " . . . 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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