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Letter 7963

Darwin, C. R. to Flower, W. H.

22 Sept [1871]

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    Asks WHF to check over some enclosed MS pages [Origin, 6th ed.?]. CD quotes some of WHF's remarks, but should WHF not wish to be mixed with CD's theoretic notions, CD will omit the whole paragraph.

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    Many think CD's notions are "rubbish, pleasantly flavoured", like the reviewer in the Quarterly Review, who CD cannot doubt is "Mr Mivart, with bigotry arrogance illiberality & many other nice qualities".

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