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'.


Copyright National Library of Scotland


Feb : 22/93


My dear Mr Murray

I shall send you
by tonights post my poem
of “Crux Mundi” — having made
some verbal alterations
suggested by Ld Selborne

The poem is essentially
a chapter out of the “Origin of Law”
or out of the “Unity of nature” —
with the same general aim
and expressing the same ideas
of the connection between
nature and