RECORD: Anon. 1882. [Obituary] Charles Robert Darwin. Punch (29 April): 203.

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by John van Wyhe 7.2008. RN1

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Charles Robert Darwin.

BORN, FEBRUARY 12, 1809. DIED, APRIL 19, 1882.

A STUDIOUS porer over Nature's plan

Calm tracker of her steps, keen, watchful, wise;

Recorder of the long Descent of Man,

And a most living witness of his rise:

Long o'er his life-work may the fight be fought,

Yet leave him still a leading light of Thought.

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