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Letter 10543

Darwin, C. R. to Hooker, J. D.

22 June [1876]
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    Returns Mrs Lyell's versions of Lyell memorial inscription. Disapproves of religious tone.

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[Enclosure: 1]

Beneath this stone are the remains of Sir Charles Lyell | Author of Principles of Geology

Born 1797 Died 1875.

The Search of Truth & love of Gods laws manifested in his works was the aim & occupation of his entire life—

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In whatever direction we pursue our researches whether in time or space, we discover everywhere the clear proofs of a Creative Intelligence and of His foresight wisdom & powers.

Principles of Geology

(too much, too little!)

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