Darwin and Modern Science: Essays in Commemoration of the Centenary of the Birth of Charles Darwin and of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Publication of the Origin of Species

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DATES OF THE PUBLICATION OF CHARLES DARWIN'S BOOKS AND OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN HIS LIFE
1809 Charles Darwin born at Shrewsbury, February 12.
1817"At 8 years old I went to Mr Case's school." (A day-school at Shrewsbury
kept by the Rev. G. Case, Minister of the Unitarian Chapel.]
1818"I was at school at Shrewsbury under a great scholar, Dr Butler; I learnt
absolutely nothing, except by amusing myself by reading and experimenting
in Chemistry."
1825"As I was doing no good at school, my father wisely took me away at a rather
earlier age than usual, and sent me ( Oct. 1825) to Edinburgh University
with my brother, where I stayed for two years."
1828Began residence at Christ's College, Cambridge.
"I went to Cambridge early in the year 1828, and soon became acquainted
with Professor Henslow....Nothing could be more simple, cordial and unpre
tending than the encouragement which he afforded to all young naturalists."
"During the three years which I spent at Cambridge my time was wasted, as
far as the academical studies were concerned, as completely as at Edinburgh
and at school."
"In order to pass the B.A. Examination, it was . . . necessary to get up Paley's
'Evidences of Christianity,' and his 'Moral Philosophy.'... The careful study
of these works, without attempting to learn any part by rote, was the only
part of the academical course which...was of the least use to me in the
education of my mind."
1831Passed the examination for the B.A. degree in January and kept the following
terms.
"I gained a good place among the πολλοι or crowd of men who do not go in
for honours."
"I am very busy,...and see a great deal of Henslow, whom I do not know
whether I love or respect most."
Dec. 27. "Sailed from England on our circumnavigation." in H.M.S. Beagle, a
barque of 235 tons carrying 6 guns, under Capt. FitzRoy.
"There is indeed a tide in the affairs of men."

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