Erasmus Darwin Quote
“Soon shall thy arm, unconquer'd steam! afar
Drag the slow barge, or drive the rapid car;
Or on wide-waving wings expanded bear
The flying chariot through the field of air.”
The Botanic Garden (1791), Part i, Canto i, line 289.
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsErasmus Darwin
Born: December 12, 1731
Died: April 18, 1802 (aged 70)
Bio: Erasmus Darwin was an English physician who turned down George III's invitation to be a physician to the King. One of the key thinkers of the Midlands Enlightenment, he was also a natural philosopher, physiologist, slave trade abolitionist, inventor and poet. His poems included much natural history, including a statement of evolution and the relatedness of all forms of life.
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