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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-7419

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

1
The date is established by the reference to Descent, which was published on 24 February 1871 (Freeman 1977).
2
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 28 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7419

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