He was the grandson of two prominent abolitionists: Erasmus Darwin on his father's side, and Josiah Wedgwood on his mother's side. Painting of seven-year-old Charles Darwin in Both families were largely Unitarianthough the Wedgwoods were adopting Anglicanism.
I told another little boy I believe it was [William Allport] Leighton, who afterwards became a well-known lichenologist and botanistthat I could produce variously coloured polyanthuses and primroses by watering them with certain coloured fluids, which was of course a monstrous fable, and had never been tried by me.
Case's school, remembered Darwin bringing a flower to school one day and saying his mother had told him you could find out a plant's name by looking inside its blossoms. Leighton told Darwin's son Francis, "This greatly roused my attention and curiosity, and I inquired of him repeatedly how this could be done?
For instance, I once gathered much valuable fruit from my father's trees and hid it in the shrubbery, and then ran in breathless haste to spread the news that I had discovered a hoard of stolen fruit.
Wash picture by C. Radclyffe Interior, Shrewsbury School, early 19th century. Radclyffe Library, Shrewsbury School, early 19th century. Radclyffe I must have been a very simple little fellow when I first went to the school.
A boy of the name of Garnett took me into a cake shop one day, and bought some cakes for which he did not pay, as the shopman trusted him.
When we came out I asked him why he did not pay for them, and he instantly answered, "Why, do you not know that my uncle left a great sum of money to the town on condition that every tradesman should give whatever was wanted without payment to any one who wore his old hat and moved [it] in a particular manner?
He then went into another shop where he was trusted, and asked for some small article, moving his hat in the proper manner, and of course obtained it without payment.
When we came out he said, "Now if you like to go by yourself into that cake-shop how well I remember its exact position I will lend you my hat, and you can get whatever you like if you move the hat on your head properly. I can say in my own favour that I was as a boy humane, but I owed this entirely to the instruction and example of my sisters.
I doubt indeed whether humanity is a natural or innate quality. I was very fond of collecting eggs, but I never took more than a single egg out of a bird's nest, except on one single occasion, when I took all, not for their value, but from a sort of bravado.
I had a strong taste for angling, and would sit for any number of hours on the bank of a river or pond watching the float; when at Maer [at the house of his uncle, Josiah Wedgwood II ] I was told that I could kill the worms with salt and water, and from that day I never spitted a living worm, though at the expense probably of some loss of success.
Once as a very little boy whilst at the day school, or before that time, I acted cruelly, for I beat a puppy, I believe, simply from enjoying the sense of power; but the beating could not have been severe, for the puppy did not howl, of which I feel sure, as the spot was near the house.
This act lay heavily on my conscience, as is shown by my remembering the exact spot where the crime was committed. It probably lay all the heavier from my love of dogs being then, and for a long time afterwards, a passion.
Dogs seemed to know this, for I was an adept in robbing their love from their masters.Articles [Back to top] FitzRoy & Darwin. A letter, containing remarks on the moral state of Tahiti, New Zealand, &c. South African Christian Recorder. Text Image PDF F Geological notes made during a survey of the east and west coasts of S.
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