The Mummy!: A Tale of the Twenty-second Century, Volume 3

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H. Colburn, 1828
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[The Mummy!: A tale of the twenty-second century] by Mrs Jane (Webb) Loudon Published in 1828 this very Victorian novel is now claimed as Proto science fiction along with Mary Shelley’s The last Man ... Read full review

The mummy!: a tale of the twenty-second century

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Published in 1827, Loudon's novel is one of the earliest pieces of women's science fiction. Set in 22nd century England, the story features a society that, although technologically quite advanced, is ... Read full review

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Page 156 - Yes, love indeed is light from Heaven, A spark of that immortal fire, With angels shared, hy Alia given, To lift from earth our low desire. Devotion wafts the mind
Page 153 - the club of Hercules—For what ? To crush a butterfly, or brain a gnat.
Page 49 - Only imagine, Sir Ambrose, she showed me this morning a plan for making aerial bridges to convey heavy weights from one steeple to another ; a machine for stamping shoes and boots at one blow out of a solid piece of leather; a steam-engine for milking cows; and an elastic summer-house that might be folded up so as to be put into a man's pocket!
Page 306 - know, that knowledge, above the sphere of man's capacity, produces only wretchedness; and that to be contented with our station, and to make ourselves useful to our fellow-creatures, is the only true path to happiness.
Page 305 - wild, never-dying fiend rages here," continued he, pressing his hand upon his breast. " It gnaws my vitals—it burns with unquenchable fire, and never-ceasing torment. Permitted for a time to revisit earth, I have made use of the powers entrusted to me to assist the good and punish the malevolent.
Page 303 - haunted me, from my mind, and bid them farewell for ever!" " It is well," said Cheops, his eyes beaming with joy, " Then my task is accomplished. I have at last found a reasonable man. I honour you, for you can command yourself, and now you may command me.
Page 303 - but misery attend the knowledge you now covet ? Learn wisdom by experience ! Seek not to pry into secrets denied to man ! If you wish still,
Page 72 - bridge shot across the stream, loaded with goods and passengers, collapsing again the instant its burthen was safely landed on the other side.
Page 201 - a Greek peasant boy, numbers of whom at this period were rambling over England singing wild romances to their harps or lutes, and telling fortunes in a kind of doggrel rhyme.
Page 303 - to be resolved of your doubts, behold me ready to satisfy them; but, I warn you, wretchedness will await upon my words." " Then I no longer seek to hear them ; for,

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