Chancellor Quotes (3 quotes)
August 29, 1662. The council and fellows of the Royal Society went in a body to Whitehall to acknowledge his Majestys royal grace to granting our charter and vouchsafing to be himself our founder; then the president gave an eloquent speech, to which his Majesty gave a gracious reply and we all kissed his hand. Next day, we went in like manner with our address to my Lord Chancellor, who had much prompted our patent.
If they should make the standard for the measure, we call a Chancellors foot; what an uncertain measure would this be? One Chancellor has a long foot, another a short foot, a third an indifferent foot.
On Sept 15th  Mr Goulburn, Chancellor of the Exchequer, asked my opinion on the utility of Mr Babbage's calculating machine, and the propriety of spending further sums of money on it. I replied, entering fully into the matter, and giving my opinion that it was worthless.