Martin Tupper (1810-1889)
From 1800-1829 Literary Anecdotes

Tupper's vanity did not decrease with the years. . . . When he called on Martin Hope Sutton, the founder of the seed firm, at his home near Reading, he was introduced to his young daughter, bent over her hand with old-world courtesy, and said:

`Now my child, you will always be able to say that you have shaken hands with the great Martin Tupper.'

From Derek Hudson, Martin Tupper: His Rise and Fall (1949), p. 274.

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