Has read and enjoyed the Kant that FPC sent.
Returns P. C. Despine [?Psychologie naturelle (1868)].
Down Beckenham | Kent.
My dear Miss Cobbe
It was very good of you to send me nolens volens Kant, together withthe other book.f2 I have been extremely glad to look through the former.It has interested me much to see how differently two men may look atthe same points, though I fully feel how presumptuous it sounds to putmyself even for a moment in the same bracket with Kant;—the one mana great philosopher looking exclusively into his own mind, the othera degraded wretch looking from the outside thro’ apes & savages at themoral sense of mankind.
I have glanced thro’ the cut pages of Despine, but he appears to me farfrom being an original & vigorous thinker, but many of his facts aboutcriminals seem very curious.
The book shall be sent to London by our carrier tonight, & thence toyou by Parcels Del. Co.f3
With sincere thanks | pray believe me | yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin