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Darwin Correspondence Project

From E. F. Lubbock   [after 24 February 1871]1

Now that his new book has come out, I find that dreadful man Is trying to heap on us Every insult that he can. He said we rose from monkeys, That wasn’t what he meant: Because he called it “Origin”, And now he says “Descent”. I do hope the whole Human Race Will prosecute him for libel. And as he won’t believe the Duke,2 How can he believe the Bible?

Footnotes

The date is established by the reference to Descent, which was published on 24 February 1871 (Freeman 1977).
For CD’s views on George Douglas Campbell, the duke of Argyll, see, for example, Correspondence vol. 15, letter to J. D. Hooker, 8 February [1867], and letter to Charles Kingsley, 10 June [1867].

Summary

Verses on the Origin and Descent.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-7419
From
Lubbock, E. F.
To
Darwin, C. R.
Sent from
unstated
Source of text
DAR 170: 7
Physical description
AL 2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7419,” accessed on 11 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7419

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