Preface

S. J. M.
1859 The Geologist  
ONCE more all the world is preparing for that most jovial of all jovial seasons, when the workman lays down his tools, the clerk forsakes his desk, the merchant his counting-house; and authors and editors rejoice, like other people. Poor, indeed, must he be both in pocket and heart who cannot afford a day's holiday and a good dinner on "Merry Christmas." For the second time we, too, abandon our monthly labours. We have prepared our Index, made up oar Volume, bound it in its cover of purple and
more » ... over of purple and gold, despatched it far and near over the British isles and abroad, even to the confines of America and India; and now, for the second time, in all sincerity and earnestness, we wish our Friends and Readers a " Merry Christmas, and a happy New Tear."
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