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THE PENRHYN SLATE QUARRY. 339 the scene within the last century! Then men hauled a few slates ; now steam relieves them of this labour. Then horses with panniers carried a small load to the sea side ; now the iron horse drags tons daily to the quay. Then the country was poverty-stricken, and sparsely populated ; now the country laughs and sings, and towns have sprung up where briars grew. Pretty cottages are now seen along the cultivated hillsides, once strewn with boulders ; well-dressed and intelligent men, who find in music a rational recreation, at present inhabit the country, and derive their sustenance from the quarry, and it will depend much upon their own good sense whether the prosperity of the last century is to last another hundred years or not. Efenechtyd Rectory, Ruthin. Elias Owen, M.A.