Saturday 14 February 2009

Charles Darwin v London Hurry - Robert Blatchford

Charles Darwin
The London Hurry

"I must confess I have no patience with those stupid phrases of the hurry of modern life.

The Hurry ! Look at the hurry of London life. What is it all about ? To what end ? What do the people hurry for ? What comes of it ?

While five millions of frantic, superficial Cockneys were hurrying and scrabbling and hustling and bragging in the welter of their unlovely Babylon, desperately, jauntily, and noisily producing an infinite deal of nothing,

Charles Darwin,
in his quiet Kentish homestead, was silently at work - making a new religion and a new thought".

Robert Blatchford - Clarion