Transactions - Leeds Geological Association, Volumes 1-3 (Google eBook)

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Leeds Geological Association, 1885 - Geology
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Page 37 - How divine, The liberty, for frail, for mortal, man To roam at large among unpeopled glens And mountainous retirements, only trod By devious footsteps ; regions consecrate To oldest time ! and, reckless of the storm That keeps the raven quiet in her nest, Be as a presence or a motion one Among the many there...
Page 44 - The whole gorge flames. It is as though rainbows had fallen out of the sky and hung themselves there like glorious banners. The underlying color is the clearest yellow; this flushes onward into orange. Down at the base the deepest mosses unroll their draperies of the most vivid green; browns, sweet and soft, do their blending; white rocks stand spectral; turrets of rock shoot up as crimson as though they were drenched through...
Page 39 - My advice to young working men, desirous of bettering their circumstances, and adding to the amount of their enjoyment, is a very simple one. Do not seek happiness in what is misnamed pleasure ; seek it rather in what is termed study. Keep your consciences clear, your curiosity fresh, and embrace every opportunity of cultivating your minds.
Page 37 - Mediterranean and hope it will not be long before I have the pleasure of seeing you quite restored to good health again.
Page 86 - A Tour to the Caves in the Environs of Ingleborough and Settle, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, &c. Also a large Glossary of old and original Words made use of in common conversation in the North of England.
Page 28 - Thus commencing our investigations by a careful survey of any one bone by itself, a person who is sufficiently master of the laws of organic structure may, as it were, reconstruct the whole animal to which that bone...
Page 53 - Minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed. The Annual Report of the Council was read, and unanimously adopted.
Page 109 - Those of the first-class are the result of an abnormal arrangement of the minerals constituting the granite itself ; while those belonging to the second represent fragments of other rocks enclosed within its mass.
Page 12 - These red bands vary in thickness from a few inches to two or three feet, and consist sometimes of layers of tuff, sometimes of ancient soils derived from decomposed lava, both of them burnt to a brick-red colour, and altered by the contact of melted matter which has flowed over them...
Page 115 - not quite so well rounded, and rather more are stained; those " containing the belouites are perhaps not quite so common. . " A small grain may be brown Tourmaline, and I think this " mineral is also included in a quartz grain. It is very " probable that this boulder comes from the same parent rock

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