Mirror of Literature,  7 (1826), 309–10.

Origins and Inventions. No. XV



Regular Feature, Miscellaneous

[2] Royal Society


Societies, Religion, Patronage

People mentioned:

John Wilkins , Robert Peel

    The author notes that while King Charles II granted the society its charter, and was a 'lover of the sciences', he did not grant any monies for its use. It is reported that, by contrast, King George IV had placed two annual medals at the disposal of the society. The author opines that England 'never possessed a more munificent patron of the Arts and Sciences' than the present king.

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