Osborne's London & Birmingham railway guide

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E.C. & W. Osborne, 1840 - 270 sidor
 

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Sida 96 - MY prime of youth is but a frost of cares; My feast of joy is but a dish of pain; My crop of corn is but a field of tares; And all my good is but vain hope of gain. The day is fled, and yet I saw no sun; And now I live, and now my life is done.
Sida 25 - The manner of the carriage is by laying rails of timber, from the colliery, down to the river, exactly straight and parallel; and bulky carts are made with four rowlets fitting these rails ; whereby the carriage is so easy that one horse will draw down four or five chaldron of coals, and is an immense benefit to the coal merchants.
Sida 200 - American wars were the great cause of the prosperity and increase of this place, during the latter part of the last century, and the early part of this...
Sida 19 - ... so that they are strengthened by the force within them, and the one to fill after the other, I have seen the water run, like a constant fountain-stream, forty feet high.
Sida 90 - The school where, loud warn'd by the bell, we resorted, To pore o'er the precepts by pedagogues taught. Again I behold where for hours I have ponder'd, As reclining, at eve, on yon tombstone I lay ; Or round the steep brow of the churchyard I wanderM, To catch the last gleam of the sun's setting ray.
Sida 23 - This uncommon light first attracted the attention of the crews of other vessels. Notwithstanding the wind and tide were adverse to its approach, they saw with astonishment that it was rapidly coming towards them; and when it came so near...
Sida 96 - I saw the world, and yet I was not seen; My thread is cut, and yet it is not spun; And now I live, and now my life is done!
Sida 174 - ... continued to solicit him ; insomuch that he told her, if she would ride on horseback, naked, from one end of the town to the other, in the sight of all the people, he would grant her request. Whereunto she answered, But will you give me leave so to do ? And he replying yes...
Sida 19 - I have taken a piece of a whole cannon, whereof the end was burst, and filled it three-quarters full of water, stopping and screwing up the broken end ; as also the touch-hole, and making a constant fire under it ; within twenty-four hours it burst and made a great crack.
Sida 144 - I see before me the gladiator lie : He leans upon his hand ; his manly brow Consents to death, but conquers agony, And his drooped head sinks gradually low ; And through his side the last drops, ebbing slow From the red gash, fall heavy, one by one, Like the first of a thunder-shower ; and now The arena swims around him ; he is gone, Ere ceased the inhuman shout which hailed the wretch who won.

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