Can Anything be More Intolerable?
Comparative Philology, Vulcanology, Government, Architecture
Criticises Robert Howard for proposing, in his Revelations of Egyptian Mysteries, that urban earthquakes resulted from overloaded earth trying to 'get rid of the "intolerable weight of buildings"'. Points out that were this the case then the most 'intolerable' building with 'tremendous weight', the House of Commons, would have caused an earthquake.
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