D is for Diogenes, Darwin and Dante

D’s for Diogenes, Darwin and Dante,
Who delight in the dance
Of a darling Bacchante.

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The Letter ‘D’

‘D’: Three old men, Diogenes the ancient Greek philosopher, Charles Darwin and Dante sit in the front row of a theater applauding a young woman dancing on the stage.

From An Alphabet of Celebrities by Oliver Herford (1899).