Letter Cutting Fancy
P T W, pseud. [Peter T Westcott] *
Scientific Practitioners, Exploration
The writer reflects on the arrest of a gentleman for 'cutting his initials on the seat in Hyde Park', observing that this has been the practice of 'some of the brightest ornaments of science and literature in all ages of the world'. He gives as an example the 'hosts of names' carved on the pyramids of Egypt, including that of Joseph P de Tournefort, 'the celebrated traveller and botanist' (220).
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