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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 440

Volume 17, New Series, June 5, 1852

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1852
Language: English
Wordcount: 21,886 / 70 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 46.3
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 451
Added to site: 2006.08.08
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Genre: Periodical
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ged. Immediately within the embankment, on the right side of the streamlet, is the empty tower or by-wash, that dismal monument of culpable negligence. We gazed on it with a strange feeling, thinking how easy it would have been to demolish two or three yards of it, so as to allow an innocuous outlet to the pent-up waters. When we had satisfied our curiosity, we commenced a toilsome march across the hills to a valley, in which there has lately been formed a series of embankments for the saving up of water for the supply of the inhabitants of Manchester. About six in the evening, we reached a public-house called the 'Solitary Shepherd,' where we had tea and a rest; after which, a short walk in the dusk of the evening brought us to a station of the Manchester and Sheffield Railway, by which we were speedily replaced in Manchester, thus accomplishing our very interesting excursion in about ten hours.

My final reflections on what we had seen were of a mixed order. Viewing the inundation as a calamity which

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