The Clyde: From Its Source to the Sea, Its Development as a Navigable River, the Rise and Progress of Marine Engineering and Shipbuilding on Its Banks, and the Leading Historical, Geological, and Meteorological Features of the Clyde Valley
Blackie, 1888 - 324 pages
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Page 143 - A waefu' day it was to me ; For there I lost my father dear, My father dear and brethren three. Their winding-sheet the bluidy clay, Their graves are growing green to see ; And by them lies the dearest lad That ever blest a woman's e'e ! Now wae to thee thou cruel lord, A bluidy man I trow thou be ; For mony a heart thou hast made sair, That ne'er did wrang to thine or thee ! A RED, RED ROSE TUNE—
Page 204 - I call the steam vessel, must, during the whole time the engine is at work, be kept as hot as the steam that enters it; first by enclosing it in a case of wood, or any other materials that transmit heat slowly; secondly, by surrounding it with steam or other heated bodies...
Page 204 - ... it in a case of wood, or any other materials that transmit heat slowly ; secondly, by surrounding it with steam or other heated bodies ; and thirdly, by suffering neither water nor any other substance colder than the steam to enter or touch it during that time.
Page 101 - Situated in a populous and considerable town, this ancient and massive pile has the appearance of the most sequestered solitude. High walls divide it from the buildings of the city on one side ; on the other, it is bounded by a ravine, vat the bottom of which, and invisible to the eye, murmurs a wandering rivulet, adding by its gentle noise, to the imposing solemnity of the scene.
Page 55 - We shoot into the untracked deep, as earth-freed spirits soar, Like stars of fire through boundless space— through realms without a shore ! Lords of this wide-spread wilderness of waters, we bound free, The haughty elements alone dispute our sovereignty ; No landmark doth our freedom let, for no law of man can mete The sky which arches o'er our head — the waves which kiss our feet ! The warrior of the land may back the wild horse, in his pride ; But a fiercer steed we dauntless breast — the...
Page 204 - Thirdly, Whatever air or other elastic vapour is not condensed by the cold of the condenser, and may impede the working of the engine, is to be drawn out of the steamvessels or condensers by means of pumps, wrought by the engines themselves, or otherwise.
Page 249 - Covering many a rood of ground, Lay the timber piled around; Timber of chestnut, and elm, and oak, And scattered here and there, with these, The knarred and crooked cedar knees; Brought from regions far away, From Pascagoula's sunny bay, And the banks of the roaring Roanoke!
Page 14 - AND call they this Improvement ? — to have changed, My native Clyde, thy once romantic shore, Where Nature's face is banished and estranged, And Heaven reflected in thy wave no more...
Page 168 - Comet,' between Glasgow, Greenock, and Helensburgh, for passengers only. " THE Subscriber having, at much expense, fitted up a handsome vessel to ply upon the river Clyde, between Glasgow and Greenock, to sail by the power of wind, air, and steam, he intends that the vessel shall leave the Broomielaw on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, about mid-day, or at such hour thereafter as may answer from the state of the tide ; and to leave Greenock on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, in the morning,...
Page 45 - Clyde approaches within seven miles of the Tweed. Between the two streams, of course, lies the watershed of the country, the drainage flowing on the one side into the Atlantic, and on the other into the North Sea. Yet, instead of a ridge or hill, the space between the rivers is the broad flat valley of Biggar, so little above the level of the Clyde that it would not cost much labour to send that river across into the Tweed. Indeed, some trouble is necessary to keep the former stream from eating through...