To one of my favourite places in Dublin now, and one of those magnificent monuments to commemorate the great and the good. How great and good the deceased was remains to be discovered - but the monument is impressive!
As per today's inputs (and Richard Whately's Wikipedia entry
), while his works were impressive, it seems the personality of the man himself was something of an acquired taste. Wikipedia (by way of Who Do You Think You Are?
) also tells us that Kevin Whatley (Lewis off of Inspector Morse
) was a distant rellie.....
Photographer: Robert French
Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection
Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914
NLI Ref: L_ROY_03147
You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons
Streetview works indoors here... email@example.com,-6.2715813,2a,87.5y,180.41...
Archbishop of Dublin apparently... www.libraryireland.com/biography/ArchbishopRichardWhately...
Flickr is sometimes amazing! In 2008 via https://www.flickr.com/photos/phoenixesrose/, who writes "...he set up the department of economics at Trinity college. Also, per the info -he taught his dog to climb trees." https://www.flickr.com/photos/phoenixesrose/2540753271/
Is it "Wheatley" or Whately Photo 20 here- www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/photos/tombstones/... www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/photos/tombstones/... A Protestant apologist, to be sure.
It seems to be Whately. And he hardly has any Google results... weird
"Whately’s personality and behaviour did nothing to win over his critics. He was pompous and overbearing, and had little patience with lesser minds. He debated rather than conversed and always had to have the last word. Puns, quips, riddles, word-play and aphorisms were the stuff of every gathering, and the experience could be excruciating for his colleagues. ... "... This quip from Whately gained wide currency: “Why cannot a man starve in the great desert? Because he can eat the sand which is there. But how did the sandwiches get there? Noah sent Ham and his descendants mustered and bred.” ... " From - www.irishtimes.com/opinion/an-irishman-s-diary-1.605083 And this anecdote about Whately's Riddle just before he died in 1863 - trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/126047021