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" After five years' work I allowed myself to speculate on the subject, and drew up some short notes; these I enlarged in 1844 into a sketch of the conclusions, which then seemed to me probable: from that period to the present day I have steadily pursued... "
On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection; Or, The Preservation ... - Page 9
by Charles Darwin - 1861 - 440 pages
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The Fortnightly Review, Volume 6

Great Britain - 1866
...allowed myself to speculate on the subject, and drew up some short notes ; these I enlarged in 1844 into a sketch of the conclusions, which then seemed to...that I have not been hasty in coming to a decision." If he hopes finally to solve his great problem, it is by careful experiments in pigeon fancying, and...
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Nature, Volume 23

Sir Norman Lockyer - Electronic journals - 1881
...myself to speculate upon the subject, and drew up some short notes ; these I enlarged in 1844 into a sketch of the conclusions which then seemed to me...steadily pursued the same object. I hope that I may be ' See Zoalfgist for November, 1860. excused for entering upon these personal details, as I give them...
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The English Constitution

Walter Bagehot - Constitutional history - 1872 - 291 pages
...allowed myself to speculate on the subject, and drew up some short notes ; these I enlarged in 1844 into a sketch of the conclusions which then seemed to me...that I have not been hasty in coming to a decision." If he hopes finally to solve his great problem, it is by careful experiments in pigeon fancying, and...
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Unconscious Memory

Samuel Butler - Evolution - 1880 - 288 pages
...allowed myself to speculate on the subject, and drew up some short notes; these I enlarged in 1844 into a sketch of the conclusions which then seemed to me...that I have not been hasty in coming to a decision." * In the latest edition this passage remains unaltered, except in one unimportant respect. What could...
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Education, Volume 41

Education - 1921
...some short notes. These I enlarged in 1844 into a sketch of the conclusions, when they seemed to be probable; from that period to the present day I have...that I have not been hasty in coming to a decision." Darwin's aims were definite. Note these significant words — "steadily pursued," "patient accumulation...
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Nature, Volume 23

Sir Norman Lockyer - Electronic journals - 1881
...myself to speculate upon the subject, and drew up some short notes ; these I enlarged in 1844 into a sketch of the conclusions which then seemed to me...steadily pursued the same object. I hope that I may be ' See Zoologist for November, 1880. excused for entering upon these personal details, as I give them...
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The Relations of Science and Religion: The Morse Lecture, 1880, Connected ...

Henry Calderwood - Religion and science - 1881 - 323 pages
...myself to speculate on the subject, and drew up some short a* .. notes; these I enlarged in 1844 into a sketch of the conclusions which then seemed to me...present day I have steadily pursued the same object." * Such is Mr. Darwin's opening paragraph in the now celebrated Origin of Species. No one interested...
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The Modern review, a quarterly magazine (ed. by R.A. Armstrong)., Volume 3

Richard Acland Armstrong - 1882
...myself " to speculate on the subject, and drew up some short notes ; " these I enlarged in 1844 into a sketch of the conclusions " which then seemed to...me probable; from that period to " the present day (1859) I have steadily pursued the same" object." But while keeping this continually before his mind,...
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The Life and Work of Charles Darwin: A Lecture Delivered to the Leeds ...

Louis Compton Miall - 1883 - 62 pages
...allowed myself to speculate on the subject, and drew up some short notes; these I enlarged, in 1844, into a sketch of the conclusions which then seemed to me probable; from that period to the present day (1859) I have steadily pursued the same object. . . . Mr. Wallace, who is now studying the natural...
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On the Origin of Species, by Means of Natural Selection, Or The Preservation ...

Charles Darwin - Evolution - 1884 - 458 pages
...allowed myself to speculate on the subject, and drew up some short notes ; these I enlarged in 1844 into a sketch of the conclusions, which then seemed to...have steadily pursued the same object. I hope that 1 may be excused for entering on these personal details, as I give them to show that I have not been...
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