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ANNUAL ADDRESS :
THE ANNIVERSARY MEETING,
ALNMOUTH, IN NORTHUMBERLAND,
THURSDAY, THE 24TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 1857.
WM. DICKSON, F.A.S.,
" MARE ET TELLUS, ET, QUOD TEGIT OMNIA, CÆLUM.”
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,