“When furious up from mines the water pours” [“The Steam Engine”]
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 o The hunt by dar
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when furious up from mines the water pours

 Ths
and clears fr
om rusty moisture all the ores

 
then may
cloud
 e
s gather then may
thunder[roar

 the
then m
ay
 n 
the li
ghtnings
flash and
rainmay pour [sigh 1

 t
yet
undisturbed the power alone will raise
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the
water from the engine might nowbe formed a phrase

when as it drags the weight of fragmentlarge
it also drags the weight of smokey barge
called by us steam boat and a steamboat saves
the beings scattered on the furious
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[waves

by boilers bursting but a steamboat[can
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be the most useful engine brought[to man
the grinding stones that by its forceare whi
l
r
led

and by their force the yellow grains[are twirled
Bruised ground and thrown away
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in boxes small

While it doth thunder near the[echoing wall
The whirring wheels arranged in[whirling rows
And on the wheels the spinner
ws
cotton
[ throws

Next moves the noisy beam thewheels do whirl
And next the wheels the cotton
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|fibres twirl 2

The moving bellows that are made|to roar
By its huge strength that meltthe red hot ore
The copper mines that by it|emptied are
nd their blue metal now isbrought from far
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then it puts forth its power
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e
 
the rollers
squeeze

the metal then another part
The regretted ghost
 
doth seize

the flattened metal quickAnd flies the circle round
And all is stamped at onceBrittannia and the groun
d

then showers the waterfrom the reser
w
vo
ir

and round the town it rush
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ing now doth pour

then runs to cisterns largeand fills them all
and turns back homewardin quanti
nty
ty
but small 3

then forms the lengthening chainand putting link to link
makes a small chain and
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 leaves of that flower the pink

 and so I end
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