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From the Library

of

SIR EDWARD BURNETT TYLOR, KNT.,

D.C.L., F,R.S.

The first Reader and Professor of Anthropology

in the University of Oxford.

Presented to the Radcliffe Trustees

by

DAME ANNA REBECCA TYLOR,

June, 1917.

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THE WIT AND WISDOM OF LORD LYTTON.

[TO THE EDITOR OF THE “ SPECTATOR."] SIR,In your notice of “The Wit and Wisdom of Lord Lytton,” you ask, with reference to myself, “ Why did he not remind us—though it be not always true—that the worst possible use you can put a man to is to hang him po” Will you let mé answer at once, for the simple reason that the Earl of Clarendon was the one who, early in the seventeenth century, when descanting, “in his younger dayes," upon “The Disparity between Buckingham and Essex,” first employed the phrase that “hanging was the worst use man could be put to." See "Reliquiæ Wottonianæ," p. 201, a rare collection, made, according to its title-page, "by the curious pencil of the ever memorable Sir Henry Wotton, Kt.,late Provost of Eaton College,” and originally published in 1651 by Izaac Walton.-I am, Sir, &c., Athenceum Club, January 1st.

CHARLES KENT.

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