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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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Scottish Pictures: Drawn with Pen and Pencil

Samuel Gosnell Green - 1883 - 208 pągines
...was really a great enterprise was in the distich, rather Hibernian than Scottish in tone : " Had you seen these roads before they were made, You'd lift up your hands and bless General Wade ! " The railroads, too, in some of the fairest and grandest scenes of Scotland, cannot...
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The Collected Writings of Thomas De Quincey, Volum 2

Thomas De Quincey - 1889
...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 Review of Reviews, Volum 25

William Thomas Stead - 1902
...present moment are very much like those in the Highlands immortalised by the couplet : — If you'd seen these roads before they were made, You'd lift up your hands and bless General Wade. The difference between an American and a European road may be inferred from the fact...
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The Uncollected Writings of Thomas De Quincey, Volum 1

Thomas De Quincey - 1890
...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 Romance of Engineering: The Stories of the Highway, the Waterway, the ...

Henry Frith - 1895 - 364 pągines
...energetic engineer. Pennant calls him "another Hannibal," who found his vray 1 " Oh ! had you only seen these roads before they were made, You'd lift up your hands and bless General Wade." through rocks supposed to have been unconquerable. Whethe! these roads can be termed...
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The Collected Writings of Thomas De Quincey, Volum 2

Thomas De Quincey, David Masson - 1896
...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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More Famous Houses of Bath & District: Being the Second Series of that Work

John Francis Meehan - 1906 - 248 pągines
...said to have been composed by a Mr. Caulfield, who was employed in the business by the Marshal : — " Had you but seen these roads before they were made, You'd lift up your hands and bless Marshal Wade." General Wade left a fortune of above ^100,000. He left ,£500 for the erection of a...
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Lochaber in War & Peace: Being a Record of Historical Incidents, Legends ...

William T. Kilgour - 1908 - 346 pągines
...share of notoriety, and his memory is kept fresh by the catchy epigram, which runs : — " Had you seen these roads before they were made You'd lift up your hands and bless General Wade," a couplet which a cynic once said must have been composed by a person who had a Highland...
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Life and Manners: From The Autobiography of an English Opium-eater

Thomas De Quincey - 1853 - 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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