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" The trunk of an elephant that can pick up a pin or rend an oak, is as nothing to it. It can engrave a seal, and crush masses of obdurate metal... "
Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions &c - Page 220
1819
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The Edinburgh Annual Register, Volume 12

Walter Scott - 1823
...and crush masses of obdurate metal like wax before it, draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift a ship of war like a bauble...embroider muslin and forge anchors, cut steel into ribands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the winds and waves. It would .be difficult to...
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The Youth's magazine, or Evangelical miscellany

1842
...and crush masses of obdurate metal like wax before it ; draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift a ship of war, like a bauble,...embroider muslin and forge anchors, cut steel into ribands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the winds and waves. Mr. Jeffrey, a countryman...
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The Kaleidoscope: or, Literary and scientific mirror, Volume 5

1825
...and crush masses of obdurate metal like wax before it; draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift a ship of war like a bauble...embroider muslin and forge anchors, — cut steel into ribbands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the winds and waves. " It would be difficult...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, for ..., Volume 89, Part 2

1819
...and crush masses of obdurate netal like wax before it, draw out, without breaking, a thread at fine as gossamer, and lift a ship of war like a bauble...embroider muslin and forge anchors, cut steel into ribands, and impel loaded vesseU against the fury of the winds and waves. '• It would be difficult...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 89, Part 2; Volume 126

1819
...like wax before it, draw out, without, breaking, a thread aŤ fine as gossamer, and lift a ship ofwar like a bauble in the air. It can embroider muslin and forge anchors, cut steel into ribands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the winds and waves. " It would be difficult...
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The Edinburgh magazine, and literary miscellany, a new series of ..., Volume 5

1819
...before it, — draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift a ship of war like n bauble in the air. It can embroider muslin and forge anchors, — cut steel into ribbands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the winds and waves. It would be difficult to...
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The Annual biography and obituary, Volume 4

1820
...and crush masses of obdurate metal like wax before it ; draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift a ship of war, like a bauble,...embroider muslin, and forge anchors, cut steel into ribands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the winds and waves. " It would be difficult...
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The Annual Biography and Obituary for the Year ..., Volume 4

1820
...and crbsh masses of obdurate metal like wax before it ; draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift a ship of war, like a bauble,...embroider muslin, and forge anchors, cut steel into ribands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the winds and waves. " It would be difficult...
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Spirit of the English Magazines, Volume 6

1820
...and crush masses of obdurate metal like wax before it , draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer; and lift a ship of war like a bauble...embroider muslin and forge anchors, cut steel into ribands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of winds and waves. It would be difficult to estimate...
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The Quarterly Journal, Volume 8

1820
...it; draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as a gossamer, and lift a ship of war like a baubje in the air. It can embroider muslin and forge anchors, cut steel into ribands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the winds and waves. It would be difficult to...
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