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" I never saw a more striking coincidence; if Wallace had my MS. sketch written out in 1842, he could not have made a better short abstract! Even his terms now stand as heads of my chapters. "
The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin - Page 473
by Francis Darwin - 1887
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Nature, Volume 37

Sir Norman Lockyer - Electronic journals - 1888
...coincided so exactly with his own views that, as Darwin writes to Lyell, " if Wallace had my manuscript sketch written out in 1842, he could not have made a better short abstract." The story of this interesting episode, so honourable in every respect to all concerned, is told, chiefly...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 143

Scotland - 1888
...Selection depending on the struggle for existence. I never saw a more striking coincidence : if Wallace had my MS. sketch written out in 1842, he could not...shall, of course, at once write and offer to send it to any journal. So all my originality, whatever it may amount to will be smashed, though my book,...
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Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Volume 44

Mathematics - 1888
...tendency of varieties to depart indefinitely from the original type,' of which Darwin says, " If Wallace had my MS. sketch written out in 1842 he could not...have made a better short abstract ! Even his terms stand now as heads of my chapters. Please return me the MS., which he does not say he wishes me to...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 166

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Sir William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero Baron Ernle - English literature - 1888
...Selection ' depending on the struggle for existence. I never saw a more striking coincidence ; if Wallace had my MS. sketch written out in 1842, he could not have made a better short abstract ! Even his torms now stand as heads of my chapters. Please return me the MS., which he does not say he wishes...
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The Dublin Review

Nicholas Patrick Wiseman - 1888
...paper, of which he says : " I never saw a more striking coincidence ; if Wallace had my manuscript sketch written out in 1842, he could not have made a better short abstract" (vol. ii. p. 116). The natural man, with a natural wish not to be robbed of the fruit of his toil,...
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Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 14

Sir Leslie Stephen - Great Britain - 1888
...paper he wrote to Lyell : ' I never saw a more striking coincidence ; if Wallace had my manuscript sketch written out in 1842, he could not have made a better short abstract ! ' Mr. Wallace made no mention of any intention of publishing the essay, merely requesting that it...
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Nature, Volume 37

Sir Norman Lockyer - Electronic journals - 1888
...coincided so exactly with his own views that, as Darwin writes to Lyell, " if Wallace had my manuscript sketch written out in 1842, he could not have made a better short abstract." The story of this interesting episode, so honourable in every respect to all concerned, is told, chiefly...
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Nature, Volume 37

Sir Norman Lockyer - Electronic journals - 1888
...coincided so exactly with his own views that, as Darwin writes to Lyell, " if Wallace had my manuscript sketch written out in 1842, he could not have made a better short abstract." The story of this interesting episode, so honourable in every respect to all concerned, is told, chiefly...
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Darwinianism: Workmen and Work

James Hutchison Stirling - Evolution - 1894 - 358 pages
...breath in surprise. " I never saw a more striking coincidence," he cries ; " if Wallace had my MB. sketch written out in 1842, he could not have made...Even his terms now stand as heads of my chapters." Of course for credence and acceptance, whether before the court of the law or the court of the public,...
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Darwiniana: Essays

Thomas Henry Huxley - Evolution - 1894 - 473 pages
...that he worked on "true Baconian principles." the original type," of which Darwin says, " If Wallace had my MS. sketch written out in 1842 he could not...have made a better short abstract ! Even his terms stand now as heads of my chapters. Please return me the MS., which he does not say he wishes me to...
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