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?
Verses on the Origin and Descent.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7419,” accessed on 11 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7419