The stranger in Liverpool; or, An historical and descriptive view of Liverpool

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Strana 146 - O vale of bliss! O softly swelling hills! On which the power of cultivation lies, And joys to see the wonders of his toil.
Strana 95 - To daily fraud, contempt, abuse and wrong, Within doors, or without, still as a fool, In power of others, never in my own ; Scarce half I seem to live, dead more than half. O dark, dark, dark, amid the blaze of noon, Irrecoverably dark, total eclipse Without all hope of day!
Strana 95 - O loss of sight, of thee I most complain! Blind among enemies, O worse than chains, Dungeon or beggary, or decrepit age! Light, the prime work of God, to me...
Strana 148 - Then Commerce brought into the public walk The busy merchant; the big warehouse built; Raised the strong crane; choked up the loaded street With foreign plenty; and thy stream, O Thames! Large, gentle, deep, majestic, king of floods ! Chose for his grand resort.
Strana 130 - America ; and that it may be proper to repeal an act, made in the fourteenth year of the reign of his present Majesty, entitled, An act for the impartial administration of justice in the cases of persons questioned for any acts done by them in the execution of the law, or for the suppression of riots and tumults in the province of Massachusetts Bay, in New England...
Strana 149 - Thames, Large, gentle, deep, majestic, king of floods ! Chose for his grand resort. On either hand, Like a long wintry forest, groves of masts Shot up their spires ; the bellying sheet between Possess'd the breezy void ; the sooty hulk Steer'd sluggish on ; the splendid barge along Row'd regular, to harmony ; around, The boat, light-skimming, stretch'd its oary wings...
Strana 87 - The form of this structure is octagonal, open at one of the sides, in which is the principal entrance. Each side of the octagon exhibits two windows, an attic balustrade runs round the whole, ornamented with vases at each angle, and in the centre is a large octagonal lantern, with small vases at the angles. A handsome iron gate and railing enclose a small area, which give an additional ornament to the building.
Strana 36 - ... respecting the diseases, he is enabled to draw this general conclusion — that the dryness of the soil, the purity of the waters, the mildness of the air, the antiseptic effluvia of pitch and tar, the acid exhalations from the sea, the frequent brisk gales of wind, and the daily visitations of the tides, render Liverpool one of the healthiest places in the kingdom, in proportion to the number of inhabitants. The observations of the same sensible writer on the temperature of the sea at Liverpool...

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