CD did not promise Appleton stereotypes of text [of Descent]; only of cuts.
Wishes to know which passage JM thought “coarse”. Remembers only a quotation from John Hunter on courtship of female being required “to give her desires” [Descent 1: 273]. He fancied a quotation rendered the sentence less coarse.
Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.
My dear Sir
Many thanks for all your assistance & for the cheque for10£“10s . 9df2
I did not promise Mess. Appleton stereotypes of text,only of cuts.—f3 If you could manage to let me hear (& you will havehereafter to determine) what to charge for the 62 cliches, I shdlike to hear soon & inform my correspondents, so that there mayno disappointment hereafter.—
I shd. be particularly glad to hear what passage you thought coarse:I cannot remember any except a quotation from Hunter aboutthe female requiring to be courted “to give her desires” or somesuch words.f4 I somehow fancied that a quotation rendered the sentence less coarse;I felt it was so, & I hope it is almost the only one. How to alterit I do not yet see; but please, if you can, inform me which sentenceit is that you object to
My dear Sir | Your’s very faithfully | Ch. Darwin
To | J Murray Esqre