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Even geniuses have gloomy days

Even geniuses have gloomy days Even geniuses have gloomy days
The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol 9
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In a letter to his friend Charles Lyell,  in 1861, a little over a year after the publication of On the Origin of Species. Darwin says:

My dear Lyell

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What a wonderful case the Bedford case.– Does not the N. American view of warmer or more equable period after great Glacial period become much more probable in Europe?–

But I am very poorly today & very stupid & hate everybody & everything. One lives only to make blunders.– I am going to write a little Book for Murray on orchids & today I hate them worse than everything so farewell & in a sweet frame of mind, I am

Ever yours

C. Darwin

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