William Francis Ainsworth
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William Francis Ainsworth (9 November 1807 – 27 November 1896) was an English surgeon from Exeter. He was also a writer, editor, geographer and geologist.
- The cliffs of Ballybunian are even less remarkable for their dimensions, than they are for the singular form of rocks, which seem as if carved by the hand of man; and, independently of the lofty mural precipices, whose angular proportions present every variety of arrangement, as in Smuggler's Bay, where they oftentimes are semicircularly arranged, like the groin-work of an arch, or the tablets or small strings running round a window, or are piled above one another in regular succession, presenting a geological phenomenon of great grandeur and magnificence, they have also other distinct beauties, which originate frequently in similar causes.
- John Savage (1885) (in en). Picturesque Ireland: a literary and artistic delineation of the natural scenery, remarkable places, historical antiquities, public buildings, ancient abbeys, towers, castles, and other romantic and attractive features of Ireland. New York. pp. 55-57. Wikidata Q115393051. OCLC 1050796710.
- From his 1834 work "An Account of the Caves of Ballybunian in Kerry"