William Swan, LL. D., Professor of Natural Philosophy in the University of St. Andrews, 1859-80: born 1818, died 1894. Sir, we had a good talk. As we must account for every idle word, so we must for every idle silence.
For the general history of England in the seventeenth century, there are two modern works which stand far above all others, Gardiner's History of England, 10 vols., London, 1883-84; and Masson's Life of Milton, narrated in connection with the Political, Ecclesiastical, and Literary History of his Time, 6 vols., Cambridge, Eng., 1859-80.