Walks in the Black Country and Its Green Border-land

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S. Low, Son, and Marston, 1868 - Birmingham (England) - 448 pages
 

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If any one has the interest with this part of the world in the early 1800 and the first beginning of the industrial revolution, the people, their hardships, and ingenuity. then there is no better start than reading this interesting and well written book .It covers all types of steel work, brick making, glass making etc and the suffering of the families involved.  

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Page 257 - Written upon the west end thereof, " Not monumental stone preserves our fame, Nor skye-aspiring pyramids our name. The memory of him for whom this stands, Shall outlive marble, and defacers' hands. When all to time's consumption shall be given, Stanley, for whom this stands, shall stand in heaven.
Page 152 - Near which furnace the author discovered many new coal mines, ten yards thick, and iron mine under it, according to other coal works; which coal works being brought into perfection, the author was, by force, thrown out of them, and the bellows of his new furnace and invention, by riotous persons, cut in pieces, to his no small prejudice, and loss...
Page 381 - Sacred to the memory of The Right Honorable Lady MARY WORTLEY MONTAGU, who happily introduced from Turkey, into this country, the salutary art of inoculating the small-pox. Convinced of its efficacy, she first tried it with success on her own children, and then recommended the practice of it to her fellow-citizens. Thus by her example and advice we have softened the virulence, and escaped the danger, of this malignant disease.
Page 30 - Stranger, Beneath this cone, in unconsecrated ground, A friend to the liberties of mankind directed his body to be inurned. May the example contribute to emancipate thy mind From the idle fears of Superstition, And the wicked Arts of Priesthood ! 74.
Page 262 - Richard spoke to the good-wife Yates to provide some victuals, and bring it into the wood at a place he appointed her. She presently made ready a mess of milk, and some butter and eggs, and brought them to his majesty in the wood, who, being a little surprised to see the woman (no good concealer of a secret), said cheerfully to her, " Good woman, can you be faithful to a distressed cavalier ? " She answered, " Yes, Sir, I will rather die than discover you.
Page 262 - Penderel had conveyed him into the obscurest part of it, it was about sunrising on Thursday morning, and the heavens wept bitterly at these calamities, insomuch as the thickest tree in the wood •was not able to keep his majesty dry, nor was there...
Page 149 - Worcestershire ; but, wood and charcoal growing very scanty, and pit-coals, in great quantities, abounding near the furnace, did induce me to alter my furnace, and to attempt, by my new invention, the making of iron with pit-coal...
Page 267 - Richard helped them both up, and brought them such provision as they could get, with a cushion for his majesty to sit on ; the colonel humbly desired his majesty (who had taken little or no rest the two preceding nights) to seat himself as easily as he could in the tree, and rest his head on the colonel's lap, who was watchful that his majesty might not fall. In this oak they continued most part of the day ; and in that posture his majesty slumbered away some part of the time, and bore all these...
Page 208 - Well done, good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of thy Lord...
Page 102 - In 1790, however, the fashion changed, and the trade rapidly declined. The ' effeminate shoe-string,' as it was contemptuously called, had replaced the shoe-buckle. A petition of the buckle-makers appealed to the Prince of Wales, in December, 1791, to assist in giving employment to ' more than 20,000 persons who, in consequence of the prevalence of shoe-strings and slippers...

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