From a Railway Carriage by Robert Louis Stevenson
Faster than fairies, faster than witches,
Bridges and houses, hedges and ditches,
And charging along like troops in a battle,
All of the sights of the hill and the plain
Fly as thick as driving rain:
And ever again in the wink of an eye.
Here is a child who clambers and scrambles,
All by himself and gathering brambles;
Here is a tramp who stands and gazes;
Here is a cart run away in the road
Lumping along with man and load;
And here is a mill and there is a river:
Each a glimpse and gone forever!
Many of these vintage railway posters were designed and illustrated by well known artists of the day such as the one above by Stanhope Alexander Forbes, a founding member of the influential Newlyn school of painters. His father was a Railway Manager in London, and his elder brother was also a Railway Manager who worked for the London, Brighton, and South Coast Railway.
Taking a blogging break - using the dulcet tone and words of Sir David Frost "the clues are there"!!!