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A History of the English Railway, Its Social Relations and Revelations: 1820 ... - Page 103
by John Francis - 1851
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The New monthly magazine and universal register. [Continued as] The New ...

1850
...assured his readers that the people of Woolwich would as soon suffer themselves to be fired off upon one of Congreve's ricochet rockets, as trust themselves to the mercy of such a machine (a high-pressure engine), and going at such a rate (eighteen or twenty miles an hour!) And the reviewer...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 31

Sir John Murray IV - 1825
...assurances, we should as soon expect the people of Woolwich to suffer themselves to be fired off upon one of Congreve's ricochet rockets, as trust themselves...the mercy of such a machine, going at such a rate ; their property, perhaps, they may trust; but while one of the finest navigable rivers in the world...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 31

Sir John Murray IV - 1825
...assurances, we should as soon expect the people of Woolwich to suffer themselves to be fired off upon one of Congreve's ricochet rockets, as trust themselves...the mercy of such a machine, going at such a rate ; their property, perhaps, they may trust; but while one of the finest navigable rivers in the world...
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the valley of vision; or the dry bones of istrael revived

george bush - 1844
...concerned. We should as soon expect the people of Woolwich to suffer themselves to be fired off upon one of Congreve's ricochet rockets, as trust themselves...the mercy of such a machine, going at such a rate." * =* Quarterly Review, Vol. xxxi., p. 361. The illustrations of this spirit might be indefinitely extended....
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The land we live in, a pictorial and literary sketch-book of ..., Volumes 1-2

British empire - 1847
...concerned We should as soon expect the people of Woolwich to suffer themselves to be fired off upon one of Congreve's ricochet rockets, as trust themselves...the mercy of such a machine, going at such a rate." In that year, the common belief was that railways were altogether delusions and impositions. The Liverpool...
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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal

1847
...assurances, we should as soon expect the people of Woolwich to suffer themselves to be fired off upon one of Congreve's ricochet rockets, as trust themselves to the mercy of such a machine, going at such a ri'-.. . . . We will back old Father Thames against the Woolwich railway for any sum.' How exceedingly...
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The Rail, and the Electric Telegraph, Comprising a Brief History of Former ...

Peter Progress (pseud.) - Clocks and watches, Electric - 1847 - 144 pages
...readers that the people of Woolwich " would as soon suffer themselves to be fired off upon one of the Congreve's ricochet rockets as trust themselves to the mercy of such a machine, (a high pressure engine) and going at such a rate (eighteen or twenty miles an hour ! ) " And the reviewer...
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The rail, its origin and progress

Peter Progress (pseud.) - 1847
...readers that the people of Woolwich " would as soon suffer themselves to be fired off upon one of the Congreve's ricochet rockets as trust themselves to the mercy of such a machine, (a high pressure engine) and going at such a rate (eighteen or twenty miles an hour ! ) " And the reviewer...
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The Monthly railway record, ed. by J. Robertson and J.W. Brooke

...to suffer themselves to be fired off upon míe iif Счндгске'я ricochet rochets, as tru.it themselves to the mercy of such a machine, going at such a rute; their property , perhaps, they may trust; but while one of the finest navigable rivers in the...
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Railway Management, &c

Railroads - 1848
...— Published Dec. 1848. soon expect the people of Woolwich to suffer themselves to be fired off upon one of Congreve's ricochet rockets, as trust themselves...the mercy of such a machine, going at such a rate as 18 or 20 miles an hour. We will back Old Father Thames against the Woolwich Railway for any sum....
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