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Elegy intended for Professor Buckland, by Richard Whately

William Buckland and his wife were greatly pleased with this humorous poem, written with affection by one of his students in 1820.

Where shall we our great Professor inter

That in peace may rest his bones?

If we hew him in a rocky sepulchre

He’ll rise and break the stones

And examine each stratum that lies around

For he’s quite in his element underground.