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THE

ANNUAL ADDRESS :

TO THE

BERWICKSHIRE

NATURALISTS' CLUB,

DELIVERED AT

THE ANNIVERSARY MEETING,

HELD AT

ALNMOUTH, IN NORTHUMBERLAND,

ON

THURSDAY, THE 24TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 1857.

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WM. DICKSON, F.A.S.,
OF WHITECROSS, IN BERWICKSHIRE, AND OF ALNWICK, IN

NORTHUMBERLAND.

" MARE ET TELLUS, ET, QUOD TEGIT OMNIA, CÆLUM.”

ALNWIČK:
PRINTED AT THE MERCURY OFFICE BY WILLIAM DAVISON.

1857.

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PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

BERWICKSHIRE NATURALISTS' CLUB.

The Annual Address, delivered at Alnmouth, on the 24th

of September, 1857. By WILLIAM DICKSON, F.A.S., President for the year.

It now becomes my duty, to resign into your hands, the office of President, an honor, which was thrust upon me, at your last anniversary meeting.

As a Berwickshire Landowner, and a member of your Club, of some years' standing, I could hardly have refused this responsibility, yet I should have been glad to have escaped from it, from a feeling of inability, satisfactorily to discharge its duties; besides, I found remonstrance was in vain, owing to a stringent Rule of the Club.

I, therefore, felt I had no option; I threw myself on your forbearance, and I have not been disappointed. The several meetings of the year have been marked, as usual, with pleasant intercourse. The early rising and the delightful rambles, in well chosen localities, raise the spirits, and conduce to health and enjoyment.

“This sunny morning, Roger, cheers my blood,
And puts all nature in a jovial mood-
How heartsome is’t to see the rising plants !
To hear the birds chirp o'er their pleasant rants!
How wholsome is't to snuff the caller air,
And all the sweets it bears, when void of care!"

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