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" ... of our greatest philosophers. On my return home, it occurred to me, in 1837, that something might perhaps be made out on this question by patiently accumulating and reflecting on all sorts of facts which could possibly have any bearing on it. After... "
On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, Or, The Preservation ... - Page 1
by Charles Darwin - 1873 - 458 pages
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The Victorian Age of English Literature, Volume 2

Mrs. Oliphant (Margaret) - English literature - 1892
...reflecting on all sorts of facts which could possibly have any bearing on it. After five years' work I allowed myself to speculate on the subject and drew...present day I have steadily pursued the same object. These details he gave to show that he had not been " hasty in coming to a decision." He had, in fact,...
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A Practical Course in English Composition

Alphonso Gerald Newcomer - English language - 1893 - 249 pages
...reflecting on all sorts of facts which could possibly have any bearing on it. After five years' work I allowed myself to speculate on the subject, and drew...excused for entering on these personal details, as I have given them to show that I have not been hasty in coming to a decision. As an example of the investigator's...
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Notes on the Development of a Child, Volume 1, Part 1

Milicent Washburn Shinn - Child development - 1893 - 420 pages
...reflecting on all sorts of facts which could possibly have any bearing on it. After five years' work, I allowed myself to speculate on the subject, and drew...enlarged in 1844 into a sketch of the conclusions that then seemed to me probable; from that period to the present day [1859] I have steadily pursued...
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The Heresy of Cain

George Hodges - Church and social problems - 1894 - 290 pages
...reflecting on all sorts of facts which could possibly have any bearing on it. After five years' work I allowed myself to speculate on the subject, and drew...the same object. I hope that I may be excused for these personal details, as I give them to show that I have not been hasty in coming to a conclusion....
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Francis Bacon and His Shakespeare

Theron Soliman Eugene Dixon - 1895 - 461 pages
...reflecting on all sorts of facts which could possibly have any bearing on it. After five years' work I allowed myself to speculate on the subject, and drew...me probable ; from that period to the present day [1859] I have steadily pursued the same object." — Introduction to the Origin of Species. hypotheses,...
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Charles Darwin's Works: The life and letters of Charles Darwin... ed. by his ...

Charles Darwin - Science - 1896
...the ' Origin,' p. 1, he writes, "after an interval of five years' work" [from 1837, ie in 1842], "I allowed myself to speculate on the subject, and drew up some short notes." Nevertheless in the letter signed by Sir C. Lyell and Sir JD Hooker, which serves as an introduction...
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Footnotes to Evolution: A Series of Popular Addresses on the Evolution of Life

David Starr Jordan - Evolution - 1898 - 392 pages
...and reflecting on all sorts of facts which could possibly have any bearing on it. After five years I allowed myself to speculate on the subject, and drew...sketch of the conclusions which then seemed to me to be probable. From that period to the present day I have steadily pursued the same object. I hope...
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Footnotes to Evolution: A Series of Popular Addresses on the Evolution of Life

David Starr Jordan - Evolution - 1898 - 392 pages
...and reflecting on all sorts of facts which could possibly have any bearing on it. After five years I allowed myself to speculate on the subject, and drew up some short notes. These I en'arged in 1844 into a sketch of. the conclusions which then seemed to me to be probable. From that...
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Universal Classics Library, Volume 12

Literature - 1901
...reflecting on all sorts of facts which could possibly have any bearing on it. After five years' work I allowed myself to speculate on the subject, and drew...be excused for entering on these personal details, 13 as I give them to show that I have not been hasty in coming to a decision. n If he hopes finally...
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The Federalist: A Commentary on the Constitution of the United States

Constitutional law - 1901 - 225 pages
...reflecting on all sorts of facts which could possibly have any bearing on it. After five years' work I allowed myself to speculate on the subject, and drew...be excused for entering on these personal details, 13 as I give them to show that I have not been hasty in coming to a decision." If he hopes finally...
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