66 MEMORIES OF MY LIFE
all the Hallams lie, each memorial stone bearing a briefly pathetic inscription, and kneeling alone in a pew by their side, spent the greater part of a solitary hour in unrestrained tears
F. Campbell had set for himself an ideal of public life that was too high for his powers, and many would
say that he greatly failed in it.
It may be so, but he
had what 1 prized beyond any thing else, a call"I'city
for steady friendship, and a disposition unalloyed by pettiness. I always found help when consulting him about any of my own difficulties, because he put things in fresh lights and always with noble intent. He
died in 1893. Through being his friend, I was
entertained with much kindness by his father at Stratheden House, and received important help on more than one occasion.
It was mainly through these two men, Hallam and Campbell, that I first became acquainted with most of the ablest undergraduates of that day. Of these Maine (Sir Henry S. Maine, 1822-IS88) ranked the highest. He had a great charm of manner with much beauty of feature, and was one of the few non-Trinity men who became thoroughly at home in Trinity itself. In later years, when he had become an eminent jurist and had filled with distinction the highest legal post in India, I used to enjoy long talks with him at the Athenzeum Club, mostly on topics connected with Primitive Culture.
The subject of prehistoric civilisation was novel even so late as the early fifies, and was discussed independently from two different sides. The line of approach that Maine followed was to investigate the customs of the so-called Aryan races. The other