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Economic Geology, Domestic Economy, Political Economy
Shows an elderly man sitting by a fire in his drawing room. He tells his maidservant not to 'put too many coals on' because it makes him 'shiver when I think that in three hundred years we shall have none left'. This responds to contemporary debate on the rapid depletion of Britain's coal measures.
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