Hydraulia; ... (Google eBook)

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Simpkin, 1835 - London (England) - 454 pages
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Page 391 - And still they gazed, and still the wonder grew, That one small head should carry all he knew.
Page 168 - Visits each plant, and waters all the ground ; While that in pipes beneath the palace flows, And thence its current on the town bestows : To various use their various streams they bring, The people one, and one supplies the king.
Page 295 - 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...
Page 260 - Spikenard and saffron; Calamus and cinnamon, With all trees of frankincense; Myrrh and aloes, With all the chief spices: A fountain of gardens, A well of living waters, And streams from Lebanon.
Page 383 - ... trade between Putney Bridge and Greenwich ; and upon the circumstance that the eels imported from Holland can now with great difficulty be kept alive in those parts of the Thames where they were formerly preserved in perfect health.
Page 18 - Street], for to see them after the old custom. And afore dinner they hunted the hare and killed her, and thence to dinner at the head of the Conduit.
Page 53 - Now for the fruits then: Flow forth, precious spring, So long and dearly sought for, and now bring Comfort to all that love thee, loudly sing, And with thy crystal murmurs strook together, Bid all thy true well-wishers welcome hither.
Page 10 - London," tells us that, in 1439, "the Abbot of Westminster granted to Robert Large, the mayor, and citizens of London, and their successors, one head of water, containing twenty-six perches in length and one in breadth, together with all its springs in the manor of Paddington ; in consideration of which grant the City is for ever to pay to the said abbot and his successors, at the feast of St. Peter, two peppercorns. But if the intended work should...
Page 199 - Whither the great Tarquinian genius dooms Each wave impure ; and proud with added rains, Hark how the mighty billows lash their vaults, And thunder ; how they heave their rocks in vain ! Though now incessant time has roll'd around A thousand winters o'er the changeful world, And yet a thousand since, 111' indignant floods Roar loud in their firm bounds, and dash and swell, In vain ; convey'd to Tiber's lowest wave.
Page 54 - whose successful care, " assisted by the patronage of his King, " conveyed this stream to LONDON ; " an immortal work. " Since man cannot more nearly " imitate the Deity,

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