The Vital Statistics of Sheffield

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Tyas, 1843 - Sheffield (England) - 263 pages
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Page 7 - The pois'd hawk calls thee, Village Patriarch ! He calls thee to his mountains ! Up, away ! Up, up, to Stanedge ! higher still ascend, Till kindred rivers, from the summit grey, To distant seas their course in beauty bend, And, like the lives of human millions, blend Disparted waves in one immensity ! n.
Page 7 - Say, shall we wander, where, through warriors' graves, The infant Yewden, mountain-cradled, trills Her doric notes ? Or, where the Locksley raves Of broil and battle, and the rocks and caves Dream yet of ancient days ? Or, where the sky Darkens o'er Rivilin, the clear and cold, That throws his blue length, like a snake, from high ? Or, where deep azure brightens into gold O'er Sheaf, that mourns in Eden? Or, where...
Page 198 - ... perceive that between 40 and 49, in the kingdom, 126 die; in this town, 155; and in this branch, 115, which completes the 1,000. They are all killed off. For in carrying forward the inquiry we observe that between 50 and 59, in the kingdom, 127 die; and in Sheffield, 155; but among the fork-grinders, there is not a single individual left. After this period of life, there are remaining in the kingdom, of the 1,000, 441 ; and in the town, 339; but none in this branch of manufacture. Grinders' asthma...
Page 9 - because the rain water which there " falleth sheddeth from sea to sea.' The ridge of this " tract lies nearly in the direction from North to South. " The mountains of Westmoreland, Craven, and the Peak " belong to it, and it is finally lost to the South in the " moorlands of Staffordshire. Sheffield lies rather at the " foot of these hills than among them. " Qua se subducere colles " Inoipiunt, mollique jugum demittere clivo
Page 198 - ... while in the kingdom at large, only 296. Another step in the analysis, and we perceive that between 40 and 49, in the kingdom, 126 die; in this town, 155; and in this branch, 115, which completes the 1,000. They are all killed off. For in carrying forward the inquiry we observe that between...
Page 198 - In 1,000 deaths of persons above 20 years of age, the proportion between 20 and 29 years, in England and Wales, is annually 160, in Sheffield, 184; but among the fork-grinders, the proportion is the appalling number 475; so that between these two periods, three in this trade die to one in the kingdom generally. Between the ages of 30 and 39, a still greater disparity presents itself. In the kingdom, 136 only in the 1,000 die annually between these two periods. In Sheffield, 164; but in the fork-grinding...
Page 193 - Such is the destructive tendeney of the occupation, that grinders in other departments frequently refuse to work in the same room, and many sick clubs have an especial rule against the admission of dry grinders generally, as they would draw largely on the funds, from permanent and long continued sickness.
Page 10 - The grander and more august features of nature are to be sought in regions decidedly mountainous, where the artificial creations of man have not intruded to break the harmony of the scene. But the softer graces of landscape are chiefly to be found in a district uneven, but not mountainous, and may be contemplated with not less pleasure because among them may be found some of the works of human hands.
Page 7 - Five rivers, like the fingers of a hand, Flung from black mountains, mingle, and are one Where sweetest valleys quit the wild and grand, And eldest forests, o'er the silvan Don, Bid their immortal brother journey on, A stately pilgrim, watch'd by all the hills. Say, shall we wander where, through warriors...
Page 201 - ... in the kingdom, 127 die; and in Sheffield, 155; but among the fork-grinders, there is not a single individual left. After this period of life, there are remaining in the kingdom, of the 1,000, 441 ; and in the town, 339; but none in this branch of manufacture. Grinders' asthma in its advanced stages admits neither of cure nor of any material alleviation. In the early stages the only efficient remedy is the withdrawal from the influence of the exciting cause; but how is this to be effected by...

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