Scientific Practitioners, Heroism
Arthur Wellesley (1st Duke of Wellington)
Argues that 'The highest honour that we pay to our most illustrious personages is that of applying their names to boots' but that while there is 'the Newtonian theory and the Davy lamp [...] there are no Newtons at 14s. 6d. or Davys at 12s'—a reference to possible boots named after Isaac Newton and Humphry Davy.
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