The Wyoming Valley, Upper Waters of the Susquehanna, and the Lackawanna Coal-region, Including Views of the Natural Scenery of Northern Pennsylvania, from the Indian Occupancy to the Year 1875: Photographically Illustrated
James Albert Clark
J.A. Clark, 1875 - Coal mines and mining - 236 pages
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Page 188 - The bridegroom may forget the bride Was made his wedded wife yestreen ; The monarch may forget the crown ' That on his head an hour has been ; The mother may forget the child That smiles sae sweetly on her knee ; But I'll remember thee, Glencairn, And a' that thou hast done for me ! " LINES, SENT TO SIR JOHN WHITEFORD, OF WHITEFORD, BART.
Page 117 - Statesman, yet friend to truth ; of soul sincere, In action faithful, and in honour clear ; Who broke no promise, serv'd no private end, Who gain'd no title,' and who lost no friend ; Ennobled by himself, by all approv'd, And prais'd, unenvied, by the Muse he lov'd.
Page 180 - O good old man ; how well in thee appears The constant service of the antique world, When service sweat for duty, not for meed...
Page 41 - England, all of which represented him as a bloody and bad man (even among savages), and chief agent in the horrible desolation of Wyoming. Some years after this poem appeared, the son of Brandt, a most Interesting and intelligent youth, came over to England, and I formed an acquaintance with him, on which I still look back with pleasure.
Page 65 - Judge Hallenbach, who keeps the toll-bridge gate, And the town records, is the Albert now Of Wyoming; like him, in church and state, Her Doric column; and upon his brow The thin hairs, white with seventy winters
Page 41 - Gainst Brant himself I went to battle forth. Accursed Brant ! he left of all my tribe Nor man nor child, nor thing of living birth...
Page 65 - Without a shoe or stocking, — hoeing corn. "Whether, like Gertrude, she oft wanders there, With Shakspeare's volume in her bosom borne, I think is doubtful. Of the poet-player The maiden knows no more than Cobbett or Voltaire.
Page 85 - Coal is entitled to be considered as the mainspring of our civilization. By the power developed in its combustion, all the wheels of industry are kept in motion, commerce is carried with rapidity and certainty over all portions of the earth's surface, the useful metals are brought from the deep caves in which they have hidden themselves, and are purified and wrought to serve the purposes of man. By coal, night is in one sense converted into day, winter into summer, and the life of man, measured by...
Page 41 - With all his howling desolating ba'nd ; — These eyes have seen their blade and burning pine Awake at once, and silence half your land. Red is the cup they drink ; but not with wine : Awake, and watch to-night, or see no morning shine...