canals note

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Poems 1773, Edited by Lisa Vargo and Allison Muri
*The Duke of Bridgewater's canal, which in many places crosses the road, and in one is carried by an aqueduct over the river Irwell. Its head is at Worsley, where it is conveyed by deep tunnels under the coal pits, for the purpose of loading the boats (Barbauld's note 1792).

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April 2000