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Prof. Buckland and Oxford

Nature volume 142, page 758 (22 October 1938) | Download Citation

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THE verses on Buckland appearing in NATURE of October 8, p. 673, were published in “The Life and Correspondence of William Buckland”, by his daughter Mrs. Gordon (London, 1894), page 41. It is there stated that they were written by Richard Whately, afterwards Archbishop of Dublin; and that Buckland had them lithographed and gave copies to his friends. The version there printed contains minor variations from that given in NATURE, and is entitled, “Elegy. Intended for Professor Buckland. December 1st 1820”. In the same volume there are several other sets of amusing verses on geological subjects.

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    • L. HARRISON MATTHEWS

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