Mirror of Literature,  6 (1825), 310–11.

Origins and Inventions. No. VIII

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Regular Feature, Miscellaneous

[8] Coal


Geology, Discovery, Pollution

    A brief note reports that 'this useful and necessary mineral' was first discovered near Newcastle in 1234, and that, on its first being used in London in the reign of King Edward I, the monarch banned it because 'the smoke was supposed to corrupt the air so much' (311).

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