Wednesday, 7 February 2007

From a letter

Susannah Darwin to Erasmus Darwin, 1748/9.

I shall be glad to hear from you with an account of your temperance this lent, which I expect far exceeds mine. As soon as we kill our hog I intend to take part thereof with the Family, for I’m informed by a learned Divine that Hogs Flesh is Fish, and has been so ever since the Devil entered into them and they ran into the Sea; if you and the rest of the Casuists in your neighbourhood are of the same oppinion, it will be a greater satisfaction to me, in resolving so knotty a point of Conscience.

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