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" I overwork my brain ; but facts compel me to conclude that my brain was never formed for much thinking. We are resolved to go for two or three months, when I have finished, to Ilkley, or some such place, to see if I can anyhow give my health a good start,... "
Dictionary of National Biography - Page 77
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The life and letters of Charles Darwin: including an ..., Volume 1

Charles Darwin - Naturalists - 1887
...improving. I can see daylight through my work, and am now finally correcting my chapters for the press ; and I hope in a month or six weeks to have proof-sheets....that my brain was never formed for much thinking. We are resolved to go for two or three months, when I have finished, to Ilkley, or some such place,...
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The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin

Francis Darwin - 1887
...improving. I can see daylight through my work, and am now finally 23 correcting my chapters for the press ; and I hope in a month or six weeks to have proof-sheets....that my brain was never formed for much thinking. We are resolved to go for two or three months, when I have finished, to Ilkley, or some such place,...
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The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin: Including an ..., Volume 1

Charles Darwin - Naturalists - 1887
...improving. I can see daylight through my work, and am now finally 23 correcting my chapters for the press ; and I hope in a month or six weeks to have proof-sheets....that my brain was never formed for much thinking. We are resolved to go for two or three months, when I have finished, to Ilkley, or some such place,...
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The life and letters of Charles Darwin: including an ..., Volume 2

Charles Darwin - 1887
...improving. I can see daylight through my work, and am now f1nally correcting my chapters for the press ; and I hope in a month or six weeks to have proof-sheets....is a very odd thing that I have no sensation that I over' work my brain ; but facts compel me to conclude that my brain was never formed for much thinking....
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Life, Journals and Correspondence of Rev. Manasseh Cutler, L.L.D.

William Parker Cutler, Julia P. - History - 1888 - 1019 pages
...improving. I can see daylight through my work, and am now finally correcting ray chapters for the press ; and I hope in a month or six weeks to have proof-sheets....that my brain was never formed for much thinking. We are resolved to go for two or three months, when I have finished, to Ilkley, or some such place,...
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The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin: Including an ..., Part 228; Part 1888

Charles Darwin - Naturalists - 1888
...must have had of it, when you had to go backwards and forwards. correcting my chapters for the press ; and I hope in a month or six weeks to have proof-sheets. I am weary of my wort. It is a very odd thing that I have no sensation that I overwork my brain ; but facts compel me...
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Charles Darwin: His Life Told in an Autobiographical Chapter, and ..., Volume 5

Charles Darwin - Naturalists - 1892 - 348 pages
... " I can see daylight through my work, and am now finally correcting my chapters for the press ; and I hope in a month or six weeks to have proof-sheets....that my brain was never formed for much thinking. We are resolved to go for two or three months, when I have finished, to Ilkley, or some such place,...
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Darwinianism: Workmen and Work

James Hutchison Stirling - Evolution - 1894 - 358 pages
...beetles ! Mr. Darwin is mournful at times over his own deficiencies as (ii. 150) to his friend Fox : " facts compel me to conclude that my brain was never formed for much thinking." Yet his tenacity was such that by diligence and assiduity he could take into his memory though...
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Charles Darwin's Works: The life and letters of Charles Darwin... ed. by his ...

Charles Darwin, Sir Francis Darwin - Science - 1896
...improving. I can see daylight through my work, and am now finally correcting my chapters for the press ; and I hope in a month or six weeks to have proof-sheets....that my brain was never formed for much thinking. We are resolved to go for two or three months, when I have finished, to Ilkley, or some such place,...
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Biographic Clinics: The Origin of the Ill-health of De Quincey ..., Volume 1

George Milbry Gould - Eyestrain - 1902 - 223 pages
...intellectual over-exertion that was at fault. Once Darwin recognized this when at the age of 50 he wrote: "It is a very odd thing that I have no sensation that I overwork my brain." This was when he was hardest at work on the " Origin." As if thought and laborious intellectual action...
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