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Critical Essay by Desmond King-Hele

SOURCE: “The Temple of Nature,” in Erasmus Darwin, Macmillan & Co., Ltd., 1963, pp. 120-32.

In the following essay, King-Hele offers an assessment of The Temple of Nature, and states that the poem is evidence that Darwin, although a minor poet, deserves to hold a distinguished place among his eighteenth-century literary contemporaries.

In the mud of the Cambrian main           Did our earliest ancestor dive: From a shapeless albuminous grain           We mortals our being derive. 

Grant Allen, Ballade of Evolution

Darwin's last poem, The Temple of Nature; or The Origin of Society, is largely devoted to stating his evolutionary...

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