• Electric telegraphs, printing, gas,
    Tobacco, balloons, and steam,
    Are little events that have come to pass
    Since the days of the old regime.
    And, spite of Lempriere's dazzling page,
    I'd give--though it might seem bold--
    A hundred years of the Golden Age
    For a year of the Age of Gold.

    Henry Sambrooke Leigh (1869). “Carols of Cockayne”, p.28