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Letter 7179

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

[5 May 1870]


Expression in horses.

Crying in babies.


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


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



The date is established by CD’s annotation.
See letter from L. C. Wedgwood, [25 April 1870] and n. 2.
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.
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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