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LIFE AND LETTERS
GEORGE JOHN ROMANES
M.A., LL.D., F.R.S.
HONORARY FELLOW OF GONVILLE AND CAIUS COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE
WRITTEN AND EDITED BY HIS WIFE
LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO.
LONDON, NEW YORK, AND BOMBAY
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THE SECOND EDITION
In sending out this Second Edition of my husband's Life, I cannot but acknowledge the extreme kindness with which it has been received. But I think it is also due to his memory to say a word in view of various statements that have been made in America and elsewhere, to the effect that his mental vigour and powers were impaired before his death. These statements are absolutely untrue.
I can best refute them by calling attention to the obituary notice written by Professor Burdon Sanderson for the Royal Society.
In this paper it is said : Up to the end he (Romanes) preserved not only his mental vigour, but the keenness of his interest in his scientific pursuits.'
This, I think, needs no additional comment from
OXFORD : March 1896.