In MEMORIAM.

ISAMBARD K. BRUNEL,                  ROBERT STEPHENSON,
died
September 15th                                     October 12th

1859.

Together dead! while living, separate
To outward seeming; treading each a path
Self-chosen, onward, upward, to an end:
A common end, though crossing footsteps mark
The steep hill-side whose summit is their goal.
Men call this rivalry — word all too mean
Utter’d of those whom earth and sea combine
To own victorious — victors over them.

  • * * * *

Gone from us now, as sets the summer sun,
Leaving behind the fruits of glorious day.
Hush every jarring mem’ry of the past;
Accept the judgment of the double grave—
“These two for science travail’d, toil’d, and won—
Apart in labours, join’d in death and fame.”

G. R. Taylor, October 1859.


Isambard-Kingdom-Brunel

Brunel, born April 9, 1806

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