To the Roderick that's Nae Doo
In response to news that Roderick Murchison has been elected to the Académie des Sciences, Paris, the poet hails him as 'the Chief that in Science advances, / First in the geographical line'. Points out that he has been chosen 'in Faraday's place' and is famed in France for 'his work in geology's mine'. Concludes by noting Murchison's heroic announcement of David Livingstone's letters demonstrating his safety.
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