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Poetry Corner: Earth Took Of Earth

Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st Bt, by Stephen Pearce (died 1904

Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st Bt, by Stephen Pearce 

On this day in 1871, Sir Roderick Murchison, the Scottish geologist, died. Murchison began his working life as a soldier, only becoming interested in geology at the age of 32. He wrote an important work, the ‘The Silurian System,’ in 1837, and went on to classify the Cambrian, Ordovician, Devonian and Permian eras. He rose to become Director-General of the Geological Survey, the most important official post in British geology. Scot Clans


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Earth took of earth earth with ill;
Earth other earth gave earth with a will.
Earth laid earth in the earth stock-still:
Then earth in earth had of earth its fill.

Erthe Toc of Erthe

Erthe toc of erthe erthe wyth woh,
erthe other erthe to the earthe droh,
erthe leyde erthe in erthene throh,
tho hevede erthe of erthe erthe ynoh
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Stripy stones at Rackwick (B Bell)

Stones at Rackwick Bay (B Bell)

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