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NOTATION

Brough, J.C. Though Frankland’s notation commands admiration, As something exceedingly clever, And Mr Kay Shuttleworth praises its subtle worth, I give it up sadly for ever: Its brackets and braces, and dashes and spaces, And letters decreased and augmented Are grimly suggestive of Lunes to make restive A chemical printer demented. I’ve tried hard, but vainly, to realize plainly Those bonds of atomic connexion Which Crum Brown’s clear vision discerns with precision Projecting in every direction.