Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
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|Birth:||30th April, 1834|
|Death:||28th May, 1913|
|Profession:||Banker, Naturalist, Politician|
John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury was born in London, England. He was an English banker, influential Liberal-Unionist politician and naturalist who successfully promoted about a dozen measures of some importance in Parliament but was perhaps best known for his books on archaeology and entomology. He studied at Eton College. He became a partner in his father’s bank at 22, succeeded him to the baronetcy in 1865, and served on commissions relating to coinage and other financial questions. In 1870, and again in 1874, he was elected as a Liberal Party Member of Parliament for Maidstone. He was successful with numerous enactments in parliament, including the Bank Holidays Act of 1871 and the Ancient Monuments Act of 1882, along with another 28 acts of Parliament. He served as vice chancellor of the University of London from 1872-1880. He wrote several books include: The Origin of Civilization and the Primitive Condition of Man, The Origin and Metamorphoses of Insects, On British Wild Flowers Considered in Relation to Insects, Ants, bees, and wasps, The pleasures of life, On the senses, instincts, and intelligence of animals, The Use Of Life, and The Beauties of Nature.
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