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The Progress of Discontent
by T. Warton
(Written at Oxford in 1746)
From the book
Half-hours With the Best Authors
The "Chandos Classics"
Edited by Charles Knight
Published by Frederick Warne and Co. 1890
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Some people think that Big Bertha is less suitable for the
OUSA Astronomy Conf., than for OUSA Classical Particle Conf.
Have they heard the long name for CP Conf?
High Energy Particle Physics Rock Hard Science With a Fringe
They think that is a better place to put Big Bertha.
They must be besides themselves, which proves the thing.
(C) Copyright Tony Lance 1998
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please distribute complete and free of charge.
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Big Bertha Thing handcart
1. Gardening section of Daily Telegraph, on Saturday
17th November 2001, shows full front page spread
picture of pin-wheel rickshaw.
2. For another picture see;-
3. Both show load perfectly distributed.
4. Both are idealized pictures of a rickshaw that does
5. A 19th century cheque-book journalist requested a
picture of an unnusual rickshaw, which was promised
6. A portrait painter, a landscape artist and a
cartoonist submitted quotes, which the cartoonist won.
7. A wheelborrow uses straight arm technology.
8. In common with a handcart, the so called pin-wheel
rickshaw, uses bent arm technology.
9. It is physically impossible and so unviable.
10. This is a scientific cartoon, some work, some don't.
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From: Tony Lance <judemarie (AT) bigberthathing (DOT) co.uk>
Subject: Re: Big Bertha Thing redoubt
Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2007 18:37:41 +0100
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Milton (1644) from The Liberty of Unlicensed Printing.
First, when a city shall be as it were besieged and blocked about,
her navigable river infested, inroads and incursions round,
defiance and battle oft rumoured to be marching up
even to her walls and suburb trenches;
that then the people, or the greater part, more than at other times,
wholly taken up with the study of the highest and most important
to be reformed, should be disputing, reasoning, reading, inventing,
discourcing, even to a rarity and admiration,
things not before discourced or written of,
argues first a singular good will,
contentedness and confidence in your prudent forsight,
and safe government, Lords and Commons;
and from thence derives itself to a gallant bravery and well-grounded
of their enemies, as if there were no small number of as great spirits
as his was, who when Rome was nigh besieged by Hannibal, being in the
bought that piece of ground at no cheap rate
whereon Hannibal himself encamped his own regiment.
Next, it is a lively and cheerful presage of our happy success and
For as in a body, when the blood is fresh, the spirits pure and
not only to vital, but to rational faculties,
and those in the acutes and the pertest operations of wit and
it argues in what good plight and constitution the body is;
so when the cheerfulness of the people is so sprightly up,
as it has not only wherewith to guard well its own freedom and
but to spare, and to bestow upon the solidest and sublimest points of
and new invention, it betokens us not degenerated,
nor drooping to a fatal decay,
by casting off the old and wrinkled skin of corruption to outlive
and wax young again, entering the glorious ways of truth and
destined to become great and honourable in these latter ages.
Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant nation rousing herself
like a strong man
after sleep, and shaking her invincible locks;
methinks I see her as an eagle nursing her mighty youth,
and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full mid-day beam;
purging and unscaling her long-abused sight at the fountain itself of
while the whole noise of timorous and flocking birds,
with those also that love the twilight, flutter about amazed at what
and in their envious gabble would prognosticate a year of sects and