Congratulations on success of CD's son [George].
My dear M
Accept my most hearty congratulations on your Son's grand
Success. Your delight & that of M
Omnes omnia bona dicere. May your Son's entire career be after the model of this beginning
Believe me | My dear M
Jan 24. 1868 | Cambridge
- f1 5797.f1See letter to G. H. Darwin, 24 January  and n. 2.
- f2 5797.f2The quotation is from Terence's The woman of Andros. The full quotation reads, `omnes omnia bona dicere et laudere fortunas meas, qui gnatum haberem tali ingenio praeditum.' It may be translated, `Everyone spoke well of him, and they congratulated me on my good fortune in having a son endowed with such a disposition.' (Terence 2001, pp. 58--9.)