Letter of the Duke of Argyll to John Murray, 22 February 1893

Although Argyll was modest about his own poetic abilities, he nevertheless hoped his poem 'Burdens of Belief' would be, as he himself stated 'a substantial contribution to the great controversy of our time - the connection between science and religion'.

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Copyright National Library of Scotland

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that use comes out — showing that
they cant be due to use as a
cause — but are due to use as a Purpose.


The stanzas are full of
indirect allusions of this kind
which may not be obvious at
first sight . to casual readers.


In short the poem is
a substantial contribution
to the great controversy of our
time — the connection between
science & religion — Of the
force of the argument ruling all
t, I have no doubt whatever
The only question in my mind
is as to its poetic form.


What wd. be the expence
of getting it printed privately
first?