A Book about Travelling, Past and Present

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William P. Nimmo, 1877 - 608 sider
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Side 6 - He, who would bring home the wealth of the Indies, must carry the wealth of the Indies with him.
Side 445 - Soon shall thy arm, unconquered steam, afar Drag the slow barge or drive the rapid car ; Or, on wide-waving wings expanded, bear The flying chariot through the fields of air...
Side 306 - Bid harbours open, public ways extend, Bid temples worthier of the God ascend, Bid the broad arch the dangerous flood contain, The mole projected break the roaring main ; Back to his bounds their subject sea command, And roll obedient rivers through the land : These honours, peace to happy BRITAIN brings, These are imperial works, and worthy kings.
Side 423 - And down she sucked with her the whirling wave, Like one who grapples with his enemy, And strives to strangle him before he die. And first one universal shriek there...
Side 95 - Hark ye, Clinker, you are a most notorious offender — you stand convicted of sickness, hunger, wretchedness, and want — but, as it does not belong to me to punish criminals, I will only take...
Side 78 - A more dreadful road cannot be imagined. I was obliged to hire two men at one place to support my chaise from overturning. Let me persuade all travellers to avoid this terrible country, which must either dislocate their bones with broken pavements, or bury them in muddy sand.
Side 351 - ... heard, the crews (if what was said in the newspapers of the time be true) in some instances shrunk beneath their decks from the terrific sight, and left their vessels to go on shore, while others prostrated themselves, and besought Providence to protect them from the approaches of the horrible monster, which was marching on the tides and lighting its path by the fires which it vomited.
Side 35 - Where they did all get in; Six precious souls, and all agog To dash through thick and thin. Smack went the whip, round went the wheels, Were never folk so glad, The stones did rattle underneath, As if Cheapside were mad.
Side 473 - I do not consider as travelling at all ; it is merely " being sent " to a place, and very little different from becoming a parcel...
Side 440 - The manner of the carriage is by laying rails of timber from the colliery...

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