Jennifer at the Harvard Natural History Museum


Temple of Nature 

Organic life beneath the shoreless waves 
;Was born and nurs'd in ocean's pearly caves 
,First forms minute, unseen by spheric glass 
;Move on the mud, or pierce the watery mass 
,These, as successive generations bloom 
;New powers acquire and larger limbs assume 
,Whence countless groups of vegetation spring 
.And breathing realms of fin and feet and wing 

- Erasmus Darwin, 1803 - 

Harvard Gazette