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Erasmus Darwin
(1731-1802) born on
Dec 12
English physician, poet. He verified the principles of botany in "The Botanic Garden," 1789 and the laws of organic existence in "Zoonomia;" grandfather of Charles Darwin.
Soon shall thy arm, unconquer'd steam! afar
Drag the slow barge, or drive the rapid car;
Or on wide-waving wings expanded bear
The flying chariot through the field of air.

No, Sir, because I have time to think before I speak, and don't ask impertinent questions.
A fool is a man who never tried an experiment in his life.
Stroke follow strokes, the sparkling ingot shines,
Flows the red slag, the lengthening bar refines;
Cold waves, immersed, the glowing mass congeal,
And turn to adamant the hissing Steel.
Hear him, ye Senates, hear this truth sublime;
He who allows oppression shares the crime.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Botanic Garden," Part i. Canto i. Line 289.
R: When asked whether he found his stammer inconvenient; "Reminiscences of My Father's Everyday Life," by Sir Francis Darwin.
A: "Choosen Letters," by Maria Edgeworth.
N: In "Isaac Asimov's Book of Science and Nature Quotations," ed. Jason Shulman & Isaac Asimov, 1988.
K: In "Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World," by Edythe Draper, 1992.

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