Charles Robert Darwin, the naturalist, was the second son of Robert Darwin by Susannah Wedgwood, eldest daughter of the celebrated potter, to whom she was married at Marylebone Church in the year 1796. He was born at The Mount, Shrewsbury, February 12, 1809, and died April 19, 1882, aged 73 years, 2 months, and 7 days. To be full of years and rich in honors may in this world suffice as the reward of a well spent life. Charles Darwin was but little benefited by his schooling, his studies of Euclid at Shrewsbury being apparently all he had in the way of early teaching calculated to form the character that now commands reverential admiration. His education was practically his own, as commonly happens with original minds, and his greatness grew out of an early habit of observing and of inwardly comparing and analyzing facts. He was a naturalist by virtue of his love of Nature no less than by his power of generalizing and his keen penetration into the causes of phenomena that by virtue of their familiarity are but rarely questioned, or ever recognized as possible keys to universal knowledge.