Book reviews 479 celibacy. With rumours of further dissipation within the College (pp. 108-18), his prospects for Holy Orders and perhaps a country parish were dim indeed. Lacking too the respectability of the married Hopkins, Green could scarcely have expected to compete in the market place of mathematical coaching where sound morality went hand in hand with wrangler-making. Green's death in 1841, therefore, ensured that his personal life-style could remain in obscurity while his mathematical work would be p…
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