To Hugh Falconer 6 January 1
My dear Falconer
I return your letter to Sharpey received this morning from my Brother.2 Your letter is by far the grandest eulogium which I have ever received, or shall ever receive; and if one half—or one quarter be true and not exaggerated by your great kindness, I may well rest content that I have not laboured in vain. But I hope yet to do a little more work and justify your good opinion.
My dear Falconer | Yours most gratefully | Ch. Darwin
"I return your letter to [William] Sharpey." Grandest eulogium CD has received.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4740,” accessed on 31 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4740