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Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Louis Agassiz: his life and correspondence, third edition, Chapter 14: 1846-1847: Aet. 39-40. (search)
of it. The strength of America lies in the prodigious number of individuals who think and work at the same time. It is a severe test of pretentious mediocrity, but I fear it may also efface originality. . . . You are right in believing that one works, or at least that one can work, better in Paris than elsewhere, and I should esteem myself happy if I had my nest there, but who will make it for me? I am myself incapable of making efforts for anything but my work. . . . . Agassiz to Milne Edwards. May 31, 1847. . . .After six weeks of an illness which has rendered me unfit for serious work I long to be transported into the circle of my Paris friends, to find myself again among the men whose devotion to science gives them a clear understanding of its tendency and influence. Therefore I take my way quite naturally to the Rue Cuvier and mount your stairs, confident that there I shall find this chosen society. Question upon question greets me regarding this new world, on the sh
na, 451, 493, 509, 519. to L. Coulon, 190, 197. to Decaisne, 432. to A. de la Rive, 663. to Sir P. Egerton, 284, 294, 811, 347, 359, 374, 577, 646; Agassiz to R. W. Emerson, 619. to Chancellor Favargez, 430. to S. S. Haldeman, 520. to Oswald Heer, 514, 658. to Mrs. Holbrook, 498 to S. G. Howe, 594, 600. to A. von Humboldt, 188, 193, 202, 213, 220, 257, 488. to J. A. Lowell, 402. to Sir Charles Lyell, 236, 486, 538. to Charles Martins, 553. to Dr. Mayor, 165. to Henri Milne-Edwards, 434. to Benjamin Peirce, 648, 690, 698, 703, 756, 762. to Adam Sedgwick, 387. to Charles Sumner, 635 to Valenciennes, 537. Auguste Agassiz to Louis Agassiz, 77. M. Agassiz to Louis Agassiz, 66, 69, 101, 138. Madame Agassiz to Louis Agassiz, 60, 113, 129, 134, 171. A. D. Bache to Louis Agassiz, 480, 482. Alexander Braun to Louis Agassiz, 35, 39, 43. Leopold von Buch to Agassiz, 272. Dr. Buckland to Agassiz, 232, 247, 309, 342. L. Coulon to Agassiz, 199. Cuvier to