• I understood that you would take the Human Race in the concrete, have exploded the absurd notion of Pope's Essay on Man, [Erasmus] Darwin, and all the countless Believers-even (strange to say) among Xtians-of Man's having progressed from an Ouran Outang state-so contrary to all History, to all Religion, nay, to all Possibility-to have affirmed a Fall in some sense.

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge, J. R. De J. Jackson (2000). “Lectures 1818-1819 on the history of philosophy”, Bollingen Foundation