The history of Merthyr Tydfil

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J. Williams and sons, 1908 - History - 587 pages

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Page 102 - And he spake of trees, from the cedar that is in Lebanon even unto the hyssop that springeth out of the wall: he spake also of beasts, and of fowl, and of creeping things, and of fishes.
Page 470 - When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole, have no need of the physician, but they that are sick : I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Page 173 - Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the -waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
Page 221 - ... not his only merit ; for he differed from his compeers in being a man of generous instincts and of enlarged sympathies. His care for his workmen did not end with the payment of their daily earnings. He took a comprehensive view of his social duties ; he recognised in precept as well as in practice the principle that property has its duties as well as its rights...
Page 468 - Those are Grecian ghosts, that in battle were slain And unburied remain Inglorious on the plain : Give the vengeance due To the valiant crew ! Behold how they toss their torches on high, How they point to the Persian abodes And glittering temples of their hostile gods.
Page 88 - A Gothic bishop perhaps thought it proper to repeat such a form in such particular shoes or slippers ; another fancied it would be very decent if such a part of public devotions were performed with a mitre on his head and a crosier in his hand.
Page 405 - In the summer of 1831 the times were excessively bad . . . Politics had little to do in the matter, though it was natural that a suffering people should attribute their condition to many causes, and think that 'Reform' would bring them better times. As it was, Reform cries were occasionally heard, and, in the sack of Coffin's house, women carrying away sides of bacon and other things cried out, in Welsh, 'Here's Reform', thus misleading some to think it a political not. Charles Wilkins, History ofMerthyr...
Page 251 - Majesty's letter patent, to draw and work carriages of all descriptions on various kinds of roads, as well as for a number of other purposes to which its power may be usefully applied, took place near this town, and was found to perform to admiration all that was expected from it by its warmest advocates. In the present instance, the novel application of steam by means of this truly valuable machine was made use of to convey along the tramroad ten tons (long weight) of bar iron from Penydarren iron...
Page 36 - Show'd where hot Neville's charge had been ; In every sable hoof-tramp stood, A Norman horseman's curdling blood ! Old Chepstow's brides may curse the toil That arm'd stout Clare for Cambrian broil ; Their orphans long the art may rue, For Neville's war-horse forgM the shoe. No more the stamp of armed steed Shall dint Glamorgan's velvet mead ; Nor trace be there, in early spring, Save of the fairies
Page 252 - It performed the journey without feeding or using any water, and will travel with ease at the rate of five miles an hour. It is not doubted but that the number of horses in the kingdom will be very considerably reduced...

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