Advertisement

Bernard Shaw and Isaac Newton

  • John Maynard Keynes
Chapter

Abstract

Newton’s life falls into two parts, and his habit of life was remarkably different in the one from what it was in the other. The dividing line came somewhere about 1692 when he was fifty years of age. G.B.S. has placed In Good King Charles’s Golden Days in the year 1680. With wild departure from the known facts he describes Newton as he certainly was not in that year. But with prophetic insight into the possibilities of his nature he gives us a picture which would not have been very unplausible thirty years later—’In Dull King George’s Golden (much more golden) Days’. May I here praise G.B.S. by illustrating the proleptic quality of his anachronisms?

Keywords

Intense Labour Sincere Apology Recorded Reflection Pretty Girl General Rumour 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© The Royal Economic Society 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Maynard Keynes

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations