Punch, 20 (1851), 71.
The Pope's Valentine to the Cardinal
Religious Authority, Universities, Education, Mathematics
Reviewing British converts to the Roman Catholic Church, the narrator, in the persona of the pope, laments that the University of Cambridge, which pursues 'Euclid's lore', 'Sends scare a soul to kiss [his] shoes'. The 'chief recruits' come from the University of Oxford, and are 'in Science quite untaught'. Observes the absence of scientific practitioners amongst the converts.
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