Punch,  1 (1841), 178.

Geology of Society. Section II  [2/2]



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Geology, Stratigraphy, Sociology, Class, Palaeontology, Analogy

    Describes society using geological terms. Describes the characteristics of the 'Transition Class'. Notes that individuals in this class tend to 'mix with the superior strata' and explains the causes of the 'elevation' of members of this group. Describes the 'Russell-square group' that consists of individuals distinguished by their tendency 'to give dinners to their superior series'. Notes the scarcity of 'fossil animals' in this group. Notes that the highest class, the 'St James' Series', consists of 'specimens' that are usually found 'attached to coronets' and in which one is most likely to find 'precious stones'. Notes the occurrence of the 'larking vein' in all classes and that specimens in each strata depend on the 'situation in which they are found'. The illustration shows a man drinking beer while lying on his back. The caption reads 'embedded in quarts(z)'.

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