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Unformatted text preview: Darwin spent the summer of 1829 in Shrewsbury, but took a brief break to study insects in Wales. Unfortunately his lips became painfully inflamed, for some unknown reason, so his trip was cut short and he returned to The Mount to recuperate. He took brief trips to socialize and hunt at Woodhouse and Maer. At Woodhouse he was particularly happy to see Fanny Owen, with whom he'd had a long flirtation, but it was starting to become clear that what little fire there had been between them was slowing going out of their relationship. A year later, she would be happily engaged to someone else. While Charles was at Cambridge, Erasmus, who had been working in London as a doctor, retired at the age of 25. He and his father agreed that his "delicate frame" was not suited to the hard work of medicine. Erasmus retired with a pension to a flat in not suited to the hard work of medicine....
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