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Page 178 - Soon shall thy arm, unconquer'd 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 336 - ... the world the effects of which, extraordinary as they are, are perhaps only now beginning to be felt, was not only the most profound man of science, the most successful combiner of powers and calculator of numbers, as adapted to practical purposes, was not only one of the most generally well-informed, but one of the best and kindest of human beings.
Page 153 - So he died, and she very imprudently married the barber; and there were present the Picninnies, and the Joblillies, and the Garyulies, and the Grand Panjandrum himself, with the little round button at top; and they all fell to playing the game of catch as catch can, till the gunpowder ran out at the heels of their boots.
Page 153 - So she went into the garden to cut a cabbage-leaf to make an apple pie ; and at the same time a great she-bear coming up the street, pops its head into the shop. What, no soap...
Page 336 - Afrite — commanding manufactures to arise, as the rod of the prophet produced water in the desert — affording the means of dispensing with that time and tide which wait for no man, and of sailing without that wind which defied the commands and threats of Xerxes...
Page 133 - When she had first learned them by rote, barometer and air pump had been so jumbled in her head, that she could not understand them. " How up exhausted tubes bright currents flow Of liquid silver from the lake below ; Weigh the long column of th...
Page 23 - I with a new one : it is so well worth taking a journey for, that if the mountain will not come to Mahomet, Mahomet must go to the mountain.
Page 174 - Each cavern'd rock, and hidden den explores, Drags her dark coals, and digs her shining ores.
Page 178 - ... employed in driving forward vessels on the water. This prophecy, at the time it was made, most people thought merely poetical; and instead of expecting that it would be soon accomplished, it was thought that it would never be effected:— "' Soon shall thy arm, unconquered steam ! afar Drag the slow barge, or drive the rapid car.
Page 333 - And well, with ready hand and heart, Each task of toilsome duty taking, Did one dear inmate take her part, The last asleep, the earliest waking. Her hands each nightly couch prepared, And frugal meal on which they fared ; Unfolding spread the servet white, And deck'd the board with tankard bright. Through fretted hose, and garment rent, Her tiny needle deftly went, Till hateful penury, so graced, Was scarcely in their dwelling traced. With rev'rence to the old she clung, With sweet affection to the...