West of England and the Exhibition, 1851

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than the very aperture appears to be partially closed, so small, so insignificant is the passage to our sight. They are gone!?buried alive in fact for the time being, to re-appear again with an arrow's flight, through many a sunny...
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than the very aperture appears to be partially closed, so small, so insignificant is the passage to our sight. They are gone!—buried alive in fact for the time being, to re-appear again with an arrow's flight, through many a sunny smiling vale, near many a crowded town and city! THE BOX TUNNEL. How varied doubtless are the thoughts and sensations of those reasoning beings thus speeding onwards! How different are the feelings and pulsations of each throbbing heart! How many, perhaps not one —andyet I would fain hope it among that motleyassemblage—whose hearts beat with sentiments of unalloyed joy or calm happiness! There may be one, perchance, among the number hastening to meet a heart responding entirely with his or her own—one who leaves no pang behind, but looks forward to his journey's end for nought but gladness—one who can honestly and truly say "I am at peace with God and man, and now after long absence I hasten to rest my joyous head on the fond bosom so dear to me and to whom I am so dear." No care, not even the slightest fear that the fulness of his imaginative gladness will be marred, denotes itself on his sunny and intelligent countenance. No, he journeys in peace and joy. May these hopes be realised on his arrival 1 Pray God they may! Yet perhaps they will not. Some slight, yet totally unlocked for and unexpected cause may interrupt the even current of his happiness. If not, that man indeed is blessed. Others journey onwards intent on the pleasures of the day—such pleasures as those may hope to enjoy who look not beyond the hour. Others are intent on business, money-making, merchandise and markets. Those boys who sit within the train—watch their sad faces. Surely sorrow has not already cast her shadows on their young hearts; and yet tears fill those eyes wherelau...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781287508700
  • Publisher: Nabu Press
  • Publication date: 9/14/2013
  • Pages: 412
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.84 (d)

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