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“The want of a practical acquaintance with Natural History leads the author to take an erroneous view of the bearing of his own theories on those of Mr. Darwin.”Review of Life and Habit,by Mr. A. R. Wallace, in Nature," 27th March 1879.

“Neither lastly would our observer be driven out of his conclusion, or from his confidence in its truth, by being told that he knows nothing at all about the matter. He knows enough for his argument; he knows the utility of the end; he knows the subserviency and adaptation of the means to the end. These points being known, his ignorance concerning other points, his doubts concerning other points, affect not the certainty of his reasoning. The consciousness of knowing little need not beget a distrust of that which he does know.”—PALEY's Natural Theology, chap. i.

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From an oil-painting by Samuel Butler, 1874, now in

the National Gallery of British Art

SAMUEL BUTLER

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