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" Had you seen but these roads before they were made, You'd lift up your hands and bless Marshal Wade. "
Scribbleomania: Or, The Printer's Devil's Polichronicon. A Sublime Poem - Pągina 89
per William Henry Ireland - 1815 - 341 pągines
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The European Magazine, and London Review, Volum 74

1818
...beneath should have been introduced in a note. The following couplet was made by a Mr. (.'”infield, who was employed in rendering the Highlands of Scotland...the finest military roads which ever were made in ep wild a country. He must have felt the true •' fine phrensy" of which Shakspeare sings, before...
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The Journal of an Exile ...

Thomas Alexander Boswell - 1825 - 658 pągines
...of him. Indeed, all who travel on the Continent may exclaim with the Scotch inscription, " Had you seen these roads before they were made, You'd lift up your hands, and bless General Wade," — or Buonaparte. For he has done wonders ; the Alps, the Mountains of Tarar, in the...
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The Journal of an Exile ...

Thomas Alexander Boswell - 1825
...hnri. Indeed, all who travel on the Continent may exclaim with the Scotch inscription, ' " Had you seen these roads before they were made, You'd lift up your hands, and bless General Wade," — or -Buonaparte. For he has done wonders; the Alps, the Mountains of Tarar, in the...
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Gilbert Gurney, Volum 2

Theodore Edward Hook - 1836 - 231 pągines
...cut off." Which savours a little of the spirit of the celebrated distich on the Scotch roads : — " Had you but seen these roads before they were made, You'd lift up your hands, and bless MARSHAL WADE." N'importe; so it was: and to the gallant lieutenant with the tail, I imparted the history...
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The Roads and Railroads, Vehicles, and Modes of Travelling, of Ancient and ...

Roads - 1839 - 340 pągines
...and wheel-carriages both, at * The epigram here referred to is as follows : — " Oh ! had you only seen these roads before they were made, You'd lift up your hands and bless Marshal Wade ! " one valiant effort of courage and science. His organ of quarter-masteriveness must...
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The Christian Remembrancer, Volum 7

1844
...readers are doubtless familiar with the encomiastic epigram upon their maker : — " Oh !_ had you only seen these roads before they were made, You'd lift up your hands, and bless Marshal Wade!" " The epigram on Marshal Wade," says a modern querulous topographer, " is well known,...
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Memoir of the Life of Richard Winter Hamilton

William Hendry Stowell - 1850 - 498 pągines
...or the Cobler, was often in view. Often did the distich occur, as we journeyed on : — ' If you had seen these roads before they were made You'd lift up your hands, and bless G. Wade." "This morning, the 14th, we examined the grounds of the Duke. The castle is modern, but elegant,...
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Life and Manners: From The Autobiography of an English Opium-eater

Thomas De Quincey - 1851 - 347 pągines
...a jesting way, this grievance is obliquely noticed in the celebrated couplet — ' Had you seen but these roads before they were made, You'd lift up your hands and bless Marshal Wade.' The pleasant bull here committed conceals a most melancholy truth, and one of large...
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The Literary Life and Correspondence of the Countess of ..., Edició 16,Volum 2

Richard Robert Madden - 1855
...for troops, for which works he was immortalized by a Scotch poet in the verse — " Had you travell'd these roads before they were made. You'd lift up your hands, and bless General Wade." The grand-father of the Field- Marshal had considerable grants of land in the neighbourhood...
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THE LITERARY LIFE AND CORRESPONDENCE OF THE COUNTESS OF BLESSINGTON.

R.R. MADDEN, M.R.I.A - 1855
...troops, for which works he was immortalized by a Scotch poet in the verse j , , " Had you traveled these roads before they were made, You'd lift up your hands and bless General Wade." 402 SIR FREDERICK FAULKNER. ago will remember an Irish gentleman, tall and portly, a...
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