The mummy!: A tale of the twenty-second century, Volume 3 (Google eBook)

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H. Colburn, 1828
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The mummy!: a tale of the twenty-second century

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Published in 1827, Loudon's novel is one of the earliest pieces of women's science fiction. Set in 22nd century England, the story features a society that, although technologically quite advanced, is ... Read full review

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"The ancient Egyptians you know, believed the souls of their mummies were chained to them in a torpid state till the final day of judgment, and supposing this hypotheses to be correct, there is every ... Read full review

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Page 160 - Yes, love indeed is light from Heaven, A spark of that immortal fire, With angels shared, hy Alia given, To lift from earth our low desire. Devotion wafts the mind
Page 157 - the club of Hercules—For what ? To crush a butterfly, or brain a gnat.
Page 51 - Only imagine, Sir Ambrose, she showed me this morning a plan for making aerial bridges to convey heavy weights from one steeple to another ; a machine for stamping shoes and boots at one blow out of a solid piece of leather; a steam-engine for milking cows; and an elastic summer-house that might be folded up so as to be put into a man's pocket!
Page 310 - know, that knowledge, above the sphere of man's capacity, produces only wretchedness; and that to be contented with our station, and to make ourselves useful to our fellow-creatures, is the only true path to happiness.
Page 309 - wild, never-dying fiend rages here," continued he, pressing his hand upon his breast. " It gnaws my vitals—it burns with unquenchable fire, and never-ceasing torment. Permitted for a time to revisit earth, I have made use of the powers entrusted to me to assist the good and punish the malevolent.
Page 307 - haunted me, from my mind, and bid them farewell for ever!" " It is well," said Cheops, his eyes beaming with joy, " Then my task is accomplished. I have at last found a reasonable man. I honour you, for you can command yourself, and now you may command me.
Page 307 - but misery attend the knowledge you now covet ? Learn wisdom by experience ! Seek not to pry into secrets denied to man ! If you wish still,
Page 76 - bridge shot across the stream, loaded with goods and passengers, collapsing again the instant its burthen was safely landed on the other side.
Page 205 - a Greek peasant boy, numbers of whom at this period were rambling over England singing wild romances to their harps or lutes, and telling fortunes in a kind of doggrel rhyme.
Page 307 - to be resolved of your doubts, behold me ready to satisfy them; but, I warn you, wretchedness will await upon my words." " Then I no longer seek to hear them ; for,

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