Title: Views in Philadelphia and its vicinity : engraved from original drawings
Year: 1827 (1820s)
Publisher: Philadelphia : Childs
Contributing Library: University of Pittsburgh Library System
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Pittsburgh Library System
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ablished by the Ladies of Philadelplua. They have theirreward—And when youths delighted hour has passed away—when the dew of the morning has dried on beautys fadedflower—when hope has ceased to picture scenes that willnever be realized, and fancy can no longer veil from their viewthe sad realities of life, the remembrance that waits on deedslike these, will lend a radiance to the darkness of the past, andplease when pleasures lose the power to please. Theymust feel that they have been the instruments of Providencein the accomplishment of his merciful purposes; the mediumthrough which tlie rays of heavenly love descend upon the de-solate children of adversity. Tiieir own hearts must imbibesome portion of its warmth, their own souls must feel thekindly influence they impart. As the light, which of old shedits halo round the prophets head, while it attested the divineauthority and illuminated the countenance of the lawgiver,cheered the people and comforted them in their wanderings.
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I 11 PHILADELPHIA. THE SCHUYLKILL, AT MANAYUNK. The idea of improving the navigation of the Schuylkillwas an early favourite of the people of Pennsylvania. A veryconsiderable sum of money was subscribed for this object, inthe year 1761, and commissioners were appointed by the pro-vincial assembly, with full powers to apply it. The project,however, like most of those which have succeeded it in ourcountry, was found more difficult and expensive than had beenanticipated, and the work languished in consequence. After much ineffectual legislation on the subject, companieswere incorporated in 1790 and 1791, for the purpose of con-necting the Delaware with the Susquehanna, by the interven-tion of the Schuylkill: but these, after a fruitless expendi-ture of half a million of dollars, found their operations arrestedby a want of funds; and in 1811, they were merged in theUnion Canal Company. The Schuylkill Navigation Company was formed in theyear 1815,—and it is by their energy and perseveran
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