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Letter 504

Whewell, William to Darwin, C. R.

11 Apr 1839

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    Sends a book [his translation of Goethe's Hermann u. Dorothea] as a wedding gift.

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My dear Darwin

I want to be allowed to present the accompanying little book as a marriage gift to you and MrsDarwin. It is a very humble gift, to be sure but it may serve to remind you of my good wishes which are very cordially yours. Moreover if you can accommodate yourself to the canter of the verses, you will find in it a very pretty love story.

Believe me always | Very truly yours | W Whewell
Trin. Col.

Ap. 11. 1839

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    Herman and Dorothea, translated from the Hexameters of Göthe [by W. Whewell, privately printed, 1839].
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