Relates that as an undergraduate he had not met HS, nor attended any of his lectures, but that, when resident after his degree, he wrote two papers on philosophical subjects, which were shown to HS by Gardner's tutor, Mr Peile. Claims that HS must have seen some promise in them, and consequently arranged that Gardner should lecture HS' undergraduate students on Kant and Hamilton for one half of the term, and HS take them for the other half. Wonders whether this arrangement might not have been very fair on the students, but states that it was 'a kindly and generous act' on the part of HS. Refers also to the long talks he had with HS at that time, but does not trust his memory to repeat them. Claims that his 'fearless honesty [and] his transparent sincerity' deeply impressed him, and made him feel afterwards that 'these were especially the qualities which an English philosopher was bound to exhibit in the world of thought....'