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THE GEOLOGY OF THE LAKE DISTRICT.
AT the time this essay was first published, the structure of the mountainous district of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, was but little understood; scientific travellers had contented themselves with procuring specimens of the different rocks, without taking time to become acquainted with their relative position. Since then, the subject has received more attention from persons conversant with geological inquiries; especially from the distinguished Professor Sedgwick. But, as this manual may fall into the hands of many who have not seen his observations on the subject, the following remarks may still be acceptable to such as are satisfied with a general outline; and to those who feel disposed to explore for themselves, the facts stated may be useful, in directing them more readily to the objects of their research.
It is a question not fully determined among geologists, to what rocks the term primitive, and to which that of transition or secondary, ought to be applied; and it has also been disputed whether
|-- "Buttermere Lake" -- Buttermere|
|-- Caldew, River|
|-- Esk, River|
|-- Greta, River|
|-- Irton Fell|
|-- Lancashire, North of the Sands|
|-- Muncaster Fell|
|-- Nether Wasdale|
|-- Scale Force|
|-- Wasdale Head|
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