The Dover Road: Annals of an Ancient Turnpike

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Chapman and Hall, 1895 - 363 páginas

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Página 70 - A mighty mass of brick, and smoke, and shipping, Dirty and dusky, but as wide as eye Could reach, with here and there a sail just skipping In sight, then lost amidst the forestry Of masts; a wilderness of steeples peeping On tiptoe through their sea-coal canopy; A huge, dun cupola, like a foolscap crown On a fool's head - and there is London Town!
Página 342 - Come on, sir; here's the place: — stand still. — How fearful And dizzy 'tis, to cast one's eyes so low! The crows, and choughs, that wing the midway air, Show scarce so gross as beetles : Half way down Hangs one that gathers samphire; dreadful trade! Methinks, he seems no bigger than his head: The fishermen, that walk upon the beach, Appear like mice; and yon...
Página 342 - Methinks he seems no bigger than his head : The fishermen that walk upon the beach Appear like mice ; and yond tall anchoring bark Diminish'd to her cock ; her cock, a buoy Almost too small for sight : the murmuring surge 20 That on the unnumber'd idle pebbles chafes Cannot be heard so high.
Página 342 - tis to cast one's eyes so low ! The crows and choughs that wing the midway air Show scarce so gross as beetles : half way down Hangs one that gathers samphire, dreadful trade ! Methinks he seems no bigger than his head ; 156 THE CHANNEL TUNNEL CHAP.
Página 92 - Amen. A second he took ; she departed — What then ? He married and buried a third with Amen. Thus his joys and his sorrows were Treble ; but then His voice was deep Bass as he sung out Amen ; On the Horn he could blow as well as most men, So his Horn was exalted in blowing Amen.
Página 92 - March, 1811, aged 70 years. The inhabitants of Crayford have raised this stone to his cheerful memory, and as a tribute to his long and faithful services. The life of this Clerk was just threescore and ten, Nearly half of which time he had sung out Amen.
Página 342 - Appear like mice; and yon' tall anchoring bark, Diminish'd to her cock; her cock, a buoy Almost too small for sight: The murmuring surge, That on the unnumber'd idle pebbles chafes, Cannot be heard so high: — I'll look no more; Lest my brain turn, and the deficient sight Topple down headlong.
Página 188 - Frenchmen strut, And call us English dogs ! But soon we'll teach these bragging foes, That beef and beer give heavier blows Than soup and roasted frogs.
Página 92 - Thus his joys and his sorrows were Treble but then His Voice was deep Bass as he sung out Amen. On the Horn he could blow as well as most men So his Horn was exalted in blowing Amen.
Página 192 - The principal productions of these towns," says Mr. Pickwick, " appear to be soldiers, sailors, Jews, chalk, shrimps, officers, and dockyard men. The commodities chiefly exposed for sale in the public streets, are marine stores, hard-bake, apples, flat-fish and oysters. The streets present a lively and animated appearance, occasioned chiefly by the conviviality of the military. It is truly delightful to a philanthropic mind, to...

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