Excerpt from Alfred Hagart's Household, Vol. 1 of 2 Eye. Hawkhead was an energetic place, and was distinguished by the most varied industrial activity. It worked in iron, it built ships, it was continually deepening its river, for on the river its prosperity mainly depended the glare of its furnaces hung nightly over it; and it was skilful besides -in more nice and delicate arts. It hummed with cotton mills, it printed cloths, and its muslins were embroidered by the girls of Ulster as they sat before their tage doors, in sight of their plots of ripe ax, in the summer evenings. As a quence of these industrial means and aes, Hawkhead could keep its pot boil tolerable comfort, for while one branch of dustry suffered, ather. Was certain to in request. Printed cloths and embroide muslins uctuated terribly at times, but and iron and ships were in constant dema Greysley, on the other hand, had vari of occupation. It was to all intents and poses a weaving town. During the entire. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.