Sends his thanks for a kind letter; he has copied out the last sentence of the Origin.
I am most obliged for your kind & flattering letter.—f2 I have copied the last sentence of the “Origin”, which I hope will do.–
In haste | yours faithfully | C. Darwin
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
There is grandeur in this view of Life, with its several powers having been originally breathed by the Creator into a few forms or into one; & that whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful & most wonderful have been, and are being evolved.—
Sept. 17th. 1864.—