Samuel Butler's Canterbury Pieces By Samuel Butler

 -   I must apologise for
so much detail, but hardly knew how to explain myself without it.

I always delighted in - Page 5
Samuel Butler's Canterbury Pieces By Samuel Butler - Page 5 of 52 - First - Home

Enter page number    Previous Next

Number of Words to Display Per Page: 250 500 1000

Save Money On Flights

I Must Apologise For So Much Detail, But Hardly Knew How To Explain Myself Without It.

I always delighted in your ORIGIN OF SPECIES as soon as I saw it out in New Zealand - not as knowing anything whatsoever of natural history, but it enters into so many deeply interesting questions, or rather it suggests so many, that it thoroughly fascinated me.

I therefore feel all the greater pleasure that my pamphlet should please you, however full of errors.

The first dialogue on the ORIGIN which I wrote in the PRESS called forth a contemptuous rejoinder from (I believe) the Bishop of Wellington - (please do not mention the name, though I think that at this distance of space and time I might mention it to yourself) I answered it with the enclosed, which may amuse you. I assumed another character because my dialogue was in my hearing very severely criticised by two or three whose opinion I thought worth having, and I deferred to their judgment in my next. I do not think I should do so now. I fear you will be shocked at an appeal to the periodicals mentioned in my letter, but they form a very staple article of bush diet, and we used to get a good deal of superficial knowledge out of them. I feared to go in too heavy on the side of the ORIGIN, because I thought that, having said my say as well as I could, I had better now take a less impassioned tone; but I was really exceedingly angry.

Enter page number   Previous Next
Page 5 of 52
Words from 1064 to 1322 of 14251

Previous 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Next

More links: First 10 20 30 40 50 Last

Display Words Per Page: 250 500 1000

Africa (29)
Asia (27)
Europe (59)
North America (58)
Oceania (24)
South America (8)

List of Travel Books RSS Feeds

Africa Travel Books RSS Feed

Asia Travel Books RSS Feed

Europe Travel Books RSS Feed

North America Travel Books RSS Feed

Oceania Travel Books RSS Feed

South America Travel Books RSS Feed

Copyright © 2005 - 2012 Travel Guides