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Letter 7065

Lubbock, E. F. to Darwin, C. R.

[1867–8?]

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    Has marked a page from Adam Bede which may be relevant to CD's work on expression.

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Dear Mr. Darwin

When you spoke of studying expression, I fancied you meant that of feature— It occurs to me that you may allude to forms of speech: but however, in case my first idea was right, I have turned down a page of ``Adam Bede'' which may interest you, if you had forgotten it— It is painful to feel that one can only be referred to as a student of works of fiction— but after a dose of Relationships, one requires a ``halfpenny worth of bread to all that sack''. And at any rate, the line I have taken in literature is thoroughly novel.

It was such a pleasure to see you & Mrs. Darwin this morning. If you knew how great, I think you would come oftener.

Believe me yours most truly | Ellen Lubbock

Page 132. I have put a cross.

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