|JEREMY BENTHAM, 1832-2032||9|
|The Bentham Bust||51|
|1||Bentham's earliest publication||52|
|8||On Offenses against Taste||94|
|9||On the Banking System||106|
JEREMY BENTHAM (1748-1832)I have also reproduced as a frontispiece the portrait referred to on page 14, and the bronze replica of the bust by David recently acquired by the College (p 51).
This case contains the skeleton of Jeremy Bentham, one of the Founders of University college, dressed in this usual clothes. The wax face is a portrait by Mr. Talrych, his skull being in the small case at his feet.
"True enough it is that a man who has had a leg cut off, and the sump healed, may hop faster than a man who lies in bed with both legs broken can walk ; and thus you may prove that Britain is in a better case after the expenditure of a glorious war than if there had been no war, because France or some other country was put by it into a still worse condition".Bentham's antidote was the abolition of secret diplomacy and the foundation of a League of Nations (working towards Disarmament) whose constitution he sketched much in the form in which it was eventually adopted, a hundred years too late.5