Its success contains at once a warning to those doubters who are always crying out that we have reached the limitations of knowledge, and an encouragement and stimulus to would-be explorers of new intellectual realms.
And, as a matter of fact, it has been seen that many so-called sceptics were rather critics of the effete systems which they found cumbering the ground than actual doubters of the possibility of knowledge in general.
Mr. Law endeavoured to reassure these doubters by a speech at Ashton-under-Lyne on Dec. 16.
At length, however, Sir Edward got up a little dinner-party to convince the doubters.
Deliberately low-key, it was to persuade doubters of AFCW to change allegiance.