The Star-seer; A Poem, In Five Cantos by William DeardenThe Star-seer; A Poem, In Five Cantos by William Dearden

The Star-seer; A Poem, In Five Cantos

byWilliam Dearden

Paperback | February 1, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1837. Excerpt: ... NOTES. Page X. (1) Caldene. My friend, Mr. F. C. Spencer, speaking of Caldene, says, " Watson, in his history of Halifax, states that there was no contributory stream to the Calder of the name of Col, but in this he was certainly mistaken. Caldene, or Coldene, is the valley of the Col, or Cal. Whether it is this rivulet which furnishes the first syllable in the name of Calder, I do not presume to determine, inasmuch as the river is called Calder previous to receiving the waters of the Col, but one thing is plain, that the old tradition which Watson endeavoured to set aside was not without, at least, a plausible foundation." Formerly, when none of those unseemly buildings were in existence which the sons of traffic have erected in but too many parts of this valley, and which are so lamentably incongruous with its fine scenery, Caldene must have been one of the most beautiful spots in England. I am far from being an enemy to commerce; but I could wish its operations to be more exclusively confined to those parts of the country where, without desecrating the sanctuaries of nature, which ought ever, like the sabbath, to be kept holy, the necessary facilities for successfully carrying on those operations may be afforded. I grant, that, previous to the invention of the steam-engine, something like a plea may be admitted for the erection of factories in those localities where abundant falls of water were necessary for the working of machinery; but now, as the superiority of steam-power, both in speed and continuity of operation, is universally allowed, I cannot perceive the motive for still selecting the most beautiful situations in the country, as the site of cotton-mills and warehouses, and the abodes of a densely crowded manufacturing population. All I conten...
Title:The Star-seer; A Poem, In Five CantosFormat:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217372635

ISBN - 13:9780217372633