James Francis Stephens

James Francis Stephens

Sir James Francis Stephens (16 September 1792 – 22 December 1852) was an English entomologist.


  • In his soul, as in a mirror, were concentrated all the lights radiating from every point of observation — whether human or Divine — and from his soul as from a mirror, these lights were reflected back in every possible combination of beauty and sublimity.
    • Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 115.

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