A Look Back at the Massive Funeral for Charles Darwin

An engraving of Darwin's funeral from the cover of The Graphic

“Darwin was buried at the Abbey next to the eminent scientist Sir John Herschel and just a few feet away from Sir Isaac Newton.” April 26, 1882 On this day, thousands of people attended the funeral of Charles Darwin, which was held at noon sharp at Westminster Abbey.   On his deathbed, at Down House,…

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The Dandelions and Buttercups Gild All the Lawn

By James Russell Lowell The dandelions and buttercups gild all the lawn: The drowsy bee stumbles among the clover tops, And summer sweetens all to me. As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest, most beautiful words of all. James Russell Lowell

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