Rambles on Railways...

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E. Wilson, 1868 - Railroad tunnels - 499 pages
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A contemporary survey, chiefly of financial managerial and operation aspects of railways in various parts of the world.

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Page 332 - I chatter over stony ways, In little sharps and trebles, I bubble into eddying bays, I babble on the pebbles. With many a curve my banks I fret By many a field and fallow, And many a fairy foreland set With willow-weed and mallow.
Page 332 - I chatter, chatter, as I flow To join the brimming river; For men may come and men may go, But I go on for ever.
Page 272 - ... with distant ports which feed the main arteries of British commerce, and with the most important of our foreign possessions, to foster maritime enterprise, and to encourage the production of a superior class of vessels which would promote the convenience and wealth of the country in time of peace, and assist in defending its shores against hostile aggression.
Page 222 - As reclining, at eve, on yon tombstone I lay ; Or round the steep brow of the churchyard I wander'd, To catch the last gleam of the sun's setting ray.
Page 328 - Proud prelate, I understand you are backward in complying with your agreement : but I would have you know, that I, who made you what you are, can unmake you ; and if you do not forthwith fulfil your engagement, by God I will immediately unfrock you. Yours, as you demean yourself, Elizabeth.
Page 330 - It is a commercial colony of itself: the emporium of petty larceny: visited at early morning, and setting-in of dusk, by silent merchants, who traffic in dark back-parlours, and who go as strangely as they come.
Page 229 - Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto.' There are also eighty- five pigs and piglings, of whom hereafter. The manner in which the above list of persons, in the routine of their duty, diurnally revolve in
Page 328 - Midsummer-day of a red rose, ten loads of hay, and 101. per annum ; the Bishop reserving to himself and his successors the right of walking in the gardens, and gathering twenty bushels of roses yearly.
Page 362 - I have seen standing in its proper place, and there it has stood for nearly four thousand years. It is the oldest known in Egypt, and therefore in the world — the father of all that have arisen since. It was raised about a century before the coming of Joseph ; it has looked down on his marriage with Asenath; it has seen the growth of Moses...
Page 230 - Considering that the row of young persons have among them all only seven right hands, with but very little fingers at the end of each, it is really astonishing how, with such slender assistance, they can in the short space of a few minutes manage to extend and...

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