Conscience and alcohol

Posted by ESC on April 02, 2003

In Reply to: Conscience and alcohol posted by Peter Jenkins on April 01, 2003

: I have been asked about a saying attributed to a Thomas Blackburn to the effect that: We do not know much about concscience except that it is soluble in alchol.

: Does anyone know the origin of this and who was Blackburn?

I couldn't find the saying in Bartlett's Quotations. I googled "Thomas Blackburn" "conscience" and "alcohol" and found the quote. But it doesn't say who Blackburn is/was:

"A psychologist once said that we know little about the conscience except that it is soluble in alcohol."
- Thomas Blackburn