Review of Reviews,  4 (1891), 22–34.

Character Sketch: July. The Prince of Wales



Regular Feature, Biography


Scientific Naturalism, Religion, Degeneration

    Despite being the subject of 'one thousand millions of prayers' every day, Prince Edward has become embroiled in the 'Baccarat Scandal of Tranby Croft'. Observes that 'As a prayer gauge on the principle suggested by Professor Tyndall, His Royal Highness, who in course of time may become Defensor Fidei, can hardly be said, as Heir-Apparent, to have contributed much to strengthen the faith of the modern world in the efficacy of prayer'. (23) Adds that the Prince suffers from that 'fatty degeneration of the moral sense which often sets in after prolonged self-indulgence' (30).

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