To H. E. Litchfield [before 2 December 1871]1
My dear H.
Pray thank L.— Keep H. Spencer as long as you like.—2 I wish with all my heart I cd. avoid saying a word on the Voice as a means of Expression, but I hardly can.— What I have said I do not all like—it is wretched— It consist of 12 pages in Mother’s handwriting, & so will take only a few minutes to read.— I wish you wd read it, & see whether you think it as poor as I do; & if L. will read it, he will better understand what I shd. like to be able to say.—3 Yours affect. | C.D.
You will see allusions to what has gone before on screaming fm pain &c—& on Antithesis.—4
Sends MS of section on voice as a means of expression [Expression, pp. 86–93]. CD is dissatisfied with it – wishes he could avoid the subject.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8134,” accessed on 27 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8134