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BIOGRAPHIES OF SCIENTIFIC MEN

At a public meeting on 21st January 1893, King Edward (then Prince of Wales) spoke of Owen as follows:—

The name of Sir Richard Owen must always go down to posterity as that of a great man—one who was eminent in the sciences of anatomy, zoology, and palæontology. … His geniality, his charm of manner to all those who knew him, will, I am sure, have left a deep and lasting impression. … His method of teaching was earnest and clear in every respect, and it even gained a certain force from the hesitation in his manner.

A marble statue has been erected to the memory of Owen, and it adorns the hall of the Natural History Museum.

Sir Richard Owen rests from his labours, "and with his own right hand he carved his path from obscurity to a scientific throne. He stands among the sceptred immortals."