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" Of all inventions, the alphabet and the printing press alone excepted, those inventions which abridge distance have done most for the civilization of our species. Every improvement of the means of locomotion benefits mankind morally and intellectually... "
Report of the Department of the Interior ... [with Accompanying Documents]. - Page 69
by United States. Dept. of the Interior - 1867
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Southern Literary Messenger, Volume 15

Literature - 1849
...all inventions," says Macaulay, "the alphabet and the printing press alone excepted, those inventions which abridge distance have done most for the civilization of our species." Every improvement, oy which time or distance from place to place is lessened, benefits mankind morally...
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Friends' Review: A Religious, Literary and Miscellaneous Journal, Volume 2

1849
...remarked, that, " of all inventions, the alphabet and the printing press alone excepted, those inventions which abridge distance have done most for the civilization of our species. Every improvement of the means of locomotion benefits mankind morally and intellectually, as well as...
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The History of England from the Accession of James II.

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - Great Britain - 1849
...place to place. Of all inventions, the alphabet and the printing press alone excepted, those inventions which abridge distance have done most for the civilization of our species. Every improvement of the means of locomotion benefits mankind morally and intellectually as well as...
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The Calcutta Review, Volume 18

India - 1852
...forefathers, " Of all inven' tions, the alphabet and the printing press alone excepted, ' those inventions which abridge distance have done most ' for the civilization of our species. Every improvement of ' the means of locomotion benefits mankind, morally and intel' lectually, as well...
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Calcutta Review

1852
...forefathers, " Of all inven' tions, the alphabet and the printing press alone excepted, ' those inventions which abridge distance have done most ' for the civilization of our species. Every improvement of ' the means of locomotion benefits mankind, morally and intel' lectually, as well...
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TRANSACTIONS OF THE STATE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY: WITH REPORTS OF COUNTY ...

J. C. HOLMES - 1854
...beautifully written, " of all inventions, the alphabet and printing press alone excepted, these inventions which abridge distance have done most for the civilization of our species. Every improvement of the means of locomotion benefits mankind morally and intellectually, as well as...
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The Theology of Inventions: Or, Manifestations of Deity in the Works of Art

John Blakely - Natural theology - 1856 - 294 pages
...inventions — the alphabet, the manufacture of paper, and the printing press excepted — those inventions which abridge distance have done most for the civilization of our species. It has been remarked by an acute observer of historical changes1 that " every improvement in the means...
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The Progressive English reading books, Volume 3

Nelson Thomas and sons, ltd - 1862
...TRAVELLING IN ENGLAND IN THE END OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY. OF all inventions, the alphabet and printing alone excepted, those which abridge distance have done most for the civilization of our species. In the seventeenth century, the inhabitants of London were, for almost every practical purpose, further...
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The Confederation of the British North American Provinces: Their Past ...

Thomas Rawlings - Canada - 1865 - 244 pages
...place to place. Of all inventions, the alphabet and the printingpress alone excepted, those inventions which abridge distance have done most for the civilization of our species. Every improvement of means of locomotion benefits mankind morally and intellectually as well as materially,...
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The Life, Times and Scientific Labours of the Second Marquis of Worcester

Industrial arts - 1865 - 624 pages
...place to place. Of all inventions, the alphabet and the printing press alone excepted, those inventions which abridge distance have done most for the civilization of our species." He then adds, speaking of steam, that it has — "in our day, produced an unprecedented revolution...
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