A quotation I recently chanced upon, set out below:
He says that, on his arrival at Cambridge, he found that the undergraduates drank hard, and that their conversation was even worse than their lives. As for work, they did none at all, but passed their time in cock-fighting, drinking, and creating disturbances. Corruption reigned in all the public offices.
The medical profession was distracted by jealousies, rivalries, and ignorance. The law was made ridiculous by the absurd technicalities of the courts, and the ignorance manifested by barristers in the laws and constitution of their own country.
Read on for the answer to this statement!