The Conservator Volume 18-19

The Conservator Volume 18-19

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...seems so to me. I was looking out of my study window down the long track in the meadow the other morning and saw a smoke-cloud floating its train out of sight. A high wind was driving, and in long wcrvering folds the cloud lay down around the train. It was like a great Bird, close to the snow, forty miles an honr. For a moment it almost seemed that, instead of a train making a cloud, it was a cloud propelling a train----wing of a thousand tons. I have often before seen a broken fog towing a mountain, but never have I seen before, a train of cars with its engine, pulled by the steam escaping from its whistle. Of course the train out in my meadow, with its pillar of fire by night and of cloud by day hovering over it, is nothing new; neither is the tower of steam when it stands still of a winter morning building pyramids, nor the long, low cloud creeping back on the car-tops and scudding away in the light; but this mad and splendid Thing of IV/titeness and Wind, riding out there in the morning, this ghost af a train--soul or look in the eyes of it, haunting it, gathering it all up, steel and thunder, into itself, catching it away into hecwen--was one of the most magical and stirring sights I have seen for a long time. It came to me like a kind of Zeit-geist or passing of the spirit of the age. When I looked again it was old 992 from the roundhouse escorting N umber Eight to Springfield. GERALD STANLEY I_.EF.. From The Voice of the Machines. Mount Tom Press. fThe Literature of Roguery. By Frank Wadleigh Chandler. Two volumes. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company. is not lived always in suave conformity. It is lived also in rebellion. The Lord has provided for a rogue as well as a man in every man. The man who only knows the man misses half...show more

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  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236762355
  • 9781236762351