Firemen and their exploits: with some account of the rise and development of fire-brigades, of various appliances for saving life at fires and extinguishing the flames

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S.W. Partridge, 1899
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Page 28 - ... carts, &c., carrying out to the fields, which for many miles were strewed with moveables of all sorts, and tents erecting to shelter both people and what goods they could get away.
Page 24 - Lord! what can I do? I am spent: people will not obey me. I have been pulling down houses; but the fire overtakes us faster than we can do it.
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Page 29 - ... shrieking of women and children, the hurry of people, the fall of towers, houses, and churches was like an hideous storm, and the air all about so hot and inflamed, that at last one was not able to approach it ; so that they were forced to stand still and let the flames burn on, which they did for near two miles in length and one in breadth.
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Page 173 - EACH. BIBLE PICTURE ROLL. Containing a large Engraving of a Scripture subject, with letterpress for each day in the month. With coloured cover.
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Page 28 - God grant mine eyes may never behold the like, who now saw above ten thousand houses all in one flame ; the noise and cracking and thunder of the impetuous flames, the shrieking of women and children...
Page 171 - Bound in handsome cloth, with 89 full-page Illustrations by Eminent Artists. Light for Little Footsteps ; or, Bible Stories Illustrated. By the Author of "A Ride to Picture Land.
Page 28 - The fire having continued all this night, (if I may call that night which was as light as day for ten miles round about, after a dreadful manner,) when conspiring with a fierce eastern wind in a very...

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