From Prose Masterpieces from Modern Essayists
"Ladies and gentlemen, -- I have undertaken to speak to you this evening on what is called the Science of History. I fear it is a dry subject; and there seems, indeed, something incongruous in the very connection of such words as Science and History. It is as if we were to talk of the color of sound or the longitude of the Rule-of-three."
From The Science of History, by James Anthony Froude