Posts Tagged ‘Soapy Sam’

  • The 140-Year-Old Riddle That’s Never Been Solved

    The 140-Year-Old Riddle That’s Never Been Solved

    May 8th, 2014 | Riddles | journalpulp | 21 Comments

    Bishop Samuel (“Soapy Sam”) Wilberforce, who once famously debated Charles Darwin’s protege Thomas Huxley — Darwin himself was slated to debate Wilberforce but got sick and sent Huxley in his stead — was, among other things, about the most forceful public speaker of his day. The writer Benjamin Disraeli coined the unforgettable “Soapy Sam” sobriquet, […]

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