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


Ld. Selborne, I think, I told
you, considered it as
n “original and striking” —
That it is novel, to a very
considerable degree, is
certain. How far its
novelty is marketable
you must judge