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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 78
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The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin: Including an ..., Volume 1

Sir Francis 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

Sir Francis Darwin - Autobiography - 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.

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

Sir Francis 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, Sir Francis 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, Carlyle ...

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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