His reading over the summer of 1827, and his trouble with medical school, seem to have convinced Darwin that the life of a country parson was the life for him. He decided to go to the University of Cambridge to study for the clergy. There, unlike at Edinburgh, he was required to sign the "Thirty-Nine Articles," a statement of faith in the Anglican creed, which he did willingly albeit not without some doubts. Although his grandfather Erasmus had been a staunch dissenter and agnostic, a couple of generations of success had weakened the Darwin resolve against religion. Later in life Darwin's doubts would lead him to a fiercely atheistic position, but for now he was willing to make peace along with the prevailing faith. At the beginning of 1828 Charles headed to Cambridge. He found a place to live on Sidney Street above a tobacconist's store. The summer of 1828 was spent in Barmouth,
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