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THE

LIFE AND LETTERS

OF

GEORGE JOHN ROMANES

M.A., LL.D., F.R.S.

LATE

HONORARY FELLOW OF GONVILLE AND CAIUS COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

WRITTEN AND EDITED BY HIS WIFE

NEW EDITION

LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO.

LONDON, NEW YORK, AND BOMBAY

1896

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LIBERIS NOSTRIS

RECORDATIO

PATRIS DESIDERATISSIMI

MEMORIA JUSTI CUM LAUDIBUS

PREFACE

TO

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

me.

E. R.

OXFORD : March 1896.

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