Patronage, Heroism, Telegraphy, Invention
Recalls the theological argument 'that the proof of the small value which Providence sets upon Wealth is shown by the sort of persons who get the most of it'. Supposes that 'the same rule applies to Honours', noting the number of unworthy peers, while Charles Wheatstone, 'who invented the Electric Telegraph and the Stereoscope', is only to be knighted, and that 'after thirty years'.
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