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From Charles Pritchard   24 January 1868

My dear Mr Darwin,

Accept my most hearty congratulations on your Son’s grand Success.1 Your delight & that of Mrs Darwin must indeed be enviably great.

Omnes omnia bona dicere.2 May your Son’s entire career be after the model of this beginning

Believe me | My dear Mr Darwin | Yours sincerely | C. Pritchard

Jan 24. 1868 | Cambridge

Footnotes

See letter to G. H. Darwin, 24 January [1868] and n. 2.
The quotation is from Terence’s The woman of Andros. The full quotation reads, ‘omnes omnia bona dicere et laudere fortunas meas, qui gnatum haberem tali ingenio praeditum.’ It may be translated, ‘Everyone spoke well of him, and they congratulated me on my good fortune in having a son endowed with such a disposition.’ (Terence 2001, pp. 58–9.)

Summary

Congratulations on success of CD’s son [George].

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-5797
From
Pritchard, Charles
To
Darwin, C. R.
Sent from
Cambridge
Source of text
DAR 174: 79
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5797,” accessed on 5 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5797

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