Joseph Banks Quote

Mr. Humphry Davy is a lively and talented man, and a thorough chemist; but if I might venture to give an opinion...he is rather too lively to fill the Chair of the Royal Society with that degree of gravity it is most becoming to assume.


As quoted in: Sketches of the Royal Society (1849), John Barrow

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Mr. Humphry Davy is a lively and talented man, and a thorough chemist; but if I might venture to give an opinion...he is rather too lively to fill...

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Mr. Humphry Davy is a lively and talented man, and a thorough chemist; but if I might venture to give an opinion...he is rather too lively to fill...

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Mr. Humphry Davy is a lively and talented man, and a thorough chemist; but if I might venture to give an opinion...he is rather too lively to fill...

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Mr. Humphry Davy is a lively and talented man, and a thorough chemist; but if I might venture to give an opinion...he is rather too lively to fill...