Has no letters or papers [of Erasmus Darwin].
Suggests CD cite some of Erasmus Darwin's poems to answer the charge of atheism [see Erasmus Darwin, p. 44].
Recounts a story of a remarkable cure by Dr Darwin, showing his sagacity and daring.
Broadlands | Sandown | I. Wight
My dear Darwin
As I feared was the case, I have no letters or papers of your G
I think there is an interesting paper upon D
``The Folly of Atheism'' Beginning
``Dull Atheist! could a giddy dance
Of atoms lawless hurled,
Construct so wonderful, so wise
So harmonized a World''
It is not one that would quite suit the German Mind.
It is said that Coleridge, after an interview with him, said, ``he was a wonderful man—& any thing but a Christian''— or some such expression.
I wish much I could be of any use to your Father, but I am a generation too late.
I have often heard my Father & Mother talk of him.
There is one very remarkable story which I have often heard from my Father, as shewing
I believe my Father was of the party. At M
I dont know what our Modern D
I hope your Father will give himself time to really look into the D
In much haste Yours very truly | W D Fox We are just off into Warwickshire for a fortnight.