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POPULAR ENCYCLOPEDIA,

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Dissertations on tfjc ihogrras of Science, ftitcratuve, ano* tt)e iTme Jvt»,

BY THOMAS THOMSON, M. D., F. R. S. &o.
Regius Professor of Chemistry in the University of blase ow ,

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ProTcwor of Oreek In the University of Glasgow \

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