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Letter 7179

Wedgwood, L. C. to Darwin, C. R.

[5 May 1870]

Summary

Expression in horses.

Crying in babies.

Transcription

I can perceive no difference between the motion of the horses earswhen he turns them before kicking, and when he turns them for anyother reason, (except fear which is different)f2

I think you wanted to know about the babys brows.

When vext at anything & crying (without tears) he does straighten hiseyebrows, raising the inner corner a very little

[DIAG HERE]

What is most conspicuous is a pucker on the bridge of the nose and 2 linessloping across the forehead something like that. I have seen thesame thing when he has been dazzled in the sunshine too.f3

My worms have not turned up any earth since I enclosed themf4

I am with many thanks for yr. letter | yr. afft. niece | LucyWedgwood

DAR 181: 60

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Footnotes

f1
The date is established by CD’s annotation.
f2
See letter from L. C. Wedgwood, [25 April 1870] and n. 2.
f3
In Expression, pp. 147–54, CD discussed facial expressionsassociated with crying in infants, but did not mention Wedgwood. Thebaby Wedgwood observed may have been her nephew, Hervey WedgwoodWilliams.
f4
A short notice on worms pulling stones to cover their burrows, written by Wedgwood, had appeared inGardeners’ Chronicle in 1868 (see Correspondence vol. 16, letter toM. T. Masters, 21 March [1868] and n. 2).
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