North Thames Gas

Famous quotes containing the words north, thames and/or gas:

    Refinement’s origin:
    the remote north country’s
    rice-planting song.
    Matsuo Basho (1644–1694)

    I wander thro’ each charter’d street,
    Near where the charter’d Thames does flow,
    And mark in every face I meet
    Marks of weakness, marks of woe.
    William Blake (1757–1827)

    When we can drain the Ocean into mill-ponds, and bottle up the Force of Gravity, to be sold by retail, in gas jars; then may we hope to comprehend the infinitudes of man’s soul under formulas of Profit and Loss; and rule over this too, as over a patent engine, by checks, and valves, and balances.
    Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881)