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On the Progress of Geology 1


    IN addressing you to-night at the opening of the session 1883 of Canterbury College, may I be allowed to appeal first to your kind indulgence? On an occasion like this you have a right to expect that only the best and most refined English should reach your ear; and if this to-night is not the case, you will, I trust, be lenient with me, as only very few foreigners have ever been able to master the beautiful and expressive English language so thoroughly that they would not now and then offend the ear of an educated audience.

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