17288

BRACERS Record Detail

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Collection code 
RA3
Class no. 
Recent acquisition no. 
69
Document no. 
.000206
Box no. 
2.55
Source if not BR 

Texas, U. of, HRC

Recipient(s) 
Morrell, Ottoline
Sender(s) 
BR
Date 
1911/10/03*
Enclosures/References 
Form of letter 
ALS(M)
Pieces 
2E
BR's address code (if sender) 
TRN
Notes, topics or text 

"Tuesday afternoon"

"My dinner last night, contrary to expectation, was not unpleasant. The Master, though kind, is a greasy old humbug, and I had him on one side. (It is an official occasion when ladies are not asked.) But young Charles Darwin, son of George and brother of Mrs. Raverat, was on my other side and was very pleasant. Broad sent word he couldn't come as he had had a domestic bereavement. The Master was much exercised and hoped it was not a near relation. Darwin told me it was his dress clothes he had been bereft of or rather had not brought. It is to be hoped the Master won't find out before the election.

This morning I have been reading the essays of the candidates—there is a three-hour essay paper they all have to do. Most of them were poor. Broad's much the best. One of the subjects set was Whitehead's remark in his Shilling Shocker that we ought as far as possible to do things without thinking, that operations of thought are like cavalry charges, only to be made at decisive moments. On this one of the candidates (a man who had been to my lectures) said that Whitehead outdid Shaw and Chesterton in brilliant paradox. I shall rag Whitehead about this. One of the candidates, Gow, son of the headmaster of Westminster, whom I scarcely know, quoted whole chunks out of my discussion of ethics in my Philosophical Essays. I think it is held to be prudent to read books of examiners."

Filed 
Published 
Russell letter no. 
Permission 
Everyone
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