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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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Agriculture of Maine: Annual Report of the Secretary ..., Volume 15, Part 1870

Maine. Board of Agriculture - Agriculture - 1871
...undue emphasis : " Of all inventions, the alphabet and printing press alone excepted, those inventions which abridge distance have done most for the civilization of our species. * * * Every improvement of the means of locomotioq benefits mankind morally and intellectually, as...
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The Rudiments of English Grammar and Composition

James Hamblin Smith - English language - 1882 - 204 pages
...parliament. 23. 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. 24. You thus employ 'd, I will go root away The noisome weeds, which without profit suck The soil's...
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History of the present deanery of Bicester, Oxon, Parts 1-2

James Charles Blomfield - 1882
...inventions," says Lord 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 of the means of locomotion benefits mankind morally and intellectually, "as well...
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The Road and the Roadside

Burton Willis Potter - Electronic book - 1886 - 104 pages
...Macaulay declares that of all inventions, the alphabet and 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 Dublin Review, Volume 102

Nicholas Patrick Wiseman - 1888
...persistence of vision. I may once again draw attention to the words of Macaulay : " Those projects which abridge distance have done most for the civilization of our species," and then mention the discovery of an instrument which I think realizes those words more nearly than...
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The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries, Volume 19

United States - 1888
...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." Barbarism knows nothing of " rapid transit." It uses what nature has furnished, or what the rudest...
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Highway Improvement: An Address

Albert Augustus Pope - Roads - 1889 - 18 pages
...OCTOBER 17, 1889. Transporta tío« Librajy \гЛ V. У /лMR. PRESIDENT AND GENTLEMEN : Macaulay says that of all inventions, the alphabet and printing press alone excepted, those inventions which abridge distance have done most for the civilization of our species. A nation, or...
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The Salem Press Historical and Genealogical Record, Volumes 1-2

Local history - 1891
...England says : "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. The inhabitantsjof London were for almost every practical purpose further from Reading (in the seventeenth...
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History of the City of Columbus, Capital of Ohio, Volume 1

Alfred Emory Lee - Columbus (Ohio) - 1892
...TO TURNPIKE. 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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A General Freight and Passenger Post: A Practical Solution of the Railroad ...

James Lewis Cowles - Parcel post - 1896 - 155 pages
...operation within the limits of the United States. " Of all inventions, the alphabet and printingpress excepted, those which abridge distance have done most for the civilization of our species. Every improvement in the means of locomotion benefits mankind morally and intellectually as well as...
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