Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, Volume 10

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Geologists' Association, London, 1889 - Geology

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Page 30 - The thrill of admiration which ran through the assembled thousands, when, at the commencement of his discourse on that occasion, Mr. Webster apostrophized the monument itself as the mute orator of the day, has been spoken of by those Who had the good fortune to be present as an emotion beyond the power of language to describe. The gesture, the look, the tone of the speaker, as he turned to the majestic shaft, seemed to invest it with a mysterious life; and men held their breath as if a solemn voice...
Page 235 - The result, therefore, of this physical inquiry is, that we find no vestige of a beginning, — no prospect of an end.
Page 126 - Smith, in consideration of his being a great original discoverer in English geology; and especially for his having been the first, in this country, to discover and to teach the identification of strata, and to determine their succession by means of their imbedded fossils...
Page 488 - Kent. Nothing can exceed it, unless that which Hannibal exhibited to his disconsolate troops when he bade them behold the glories of the Italian plains ! — If ever a turnpike road should lead through this country, I beg you will go and view this enchanting scene, though a journey of 40 miles is necessary for it. I never beheld anything equal to it in the West of England, that region of landscape ! ' This turnpike road,
Page 460 - On the affinities and probable habits of the extinct Australian marsupial, Thylacoleo caruifcx, Owen. .... <: The Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London, XXIV, 1868, 307—319.
Page 267 - Theory appeared in the first volume of the Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Page 338 - ... courses of sandstone. * * * Both Cambrian and Silurian rocks have been penetrated by numerous greenstone-dykes. Many of them are of a light grey colour and highly calcareous. Others assume the colour and texture of ordinary greenstone. Some of them are magnetic. Amongst the Cambrian sandstones they run in all directions, sometimes with, but more generally across, the strike. In the Silurian region they more generally run more or less parallel with the lines of bedding.
Page 488 - Of all the cursed roads that ever disgraced this kingdom in the very ages of barbarism, none ever equalled that from Billericay to the King's Head at Tilbury.
Page 488 - Such a prodigious valley, everywhere painted with the finest verdure, and intersected with numberless hedges and woods, appears beneath you, that it is past description ; — the Thames winding through it, full of ships, and bounded by the hills of Kent. Nothing can exceed it, unless that which Hannibal exhibited to his disconsolate troops when he bade them behold the glories of the Italian plains...
Page 338 - The stratified rocks of the highest antiquity, such as the oldest gneiss or quartz rocks, have very seldom borne gold : but the sedimentary accumulations which followed, or the Silurian, Devonian, and Carboniferous (particularly the first of these three), have been the deposits which, in the tracts where they have undergone a metamorphosis or change of structure by the influence of igneous agency...

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