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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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Agricultural and Statistical Report, 1905.By W.J.Clay Commissioner

Texas.Dept.of agriculture,insurance,statistics and history - 1905
...BOADS. (By FA Hinbaugti, Peru, Ind. Re'ad before the Miami County Farmers' Institute.) 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. This being true,...
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Composition-rhetoric

Stratton Duluth Brooks, Marietta Hubbard - English language - 1905 - 442 pages
...place. Of all the 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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Facts and Fancies for the Curious from the Harvest-fields of Literature: A ...

Charles Carroll Bombaugh - Literature - 1905 - 647 pages
...Modern Transportation Of all inventions, the alphabet and printing-press 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 history of commerce

Clive Day - Commerce - 1907 - 626 pages
...chapter. — " 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." Macaulay's celebrated sentence applies to civilization in general. With regard to the material civilization...
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Proceedings of the ... Annual Meeting of the National ..., Volume 4, Part 1871

National Board of Trade (U.S.) - Transportation - 1872
...MACAULAY says that " of all inventions, the alphabet and the printing press excepted, those inventions which abridge distance, have done most for the civilization of our species." " Every improvement," he adds, " of the means of locomotion benefits mankind morally and intellectually,...
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Readings from Literature

Reuben Post Halleck - American literature - 1915 - 320 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. Every improvement of the means of locomotion benefits mankind morally and intellectually as well as...
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Golden Roads (abridged Ed.): The Good Road is the Golden Road

Leigh Hadley Irvine - Roads - 1916 - 31 pages
...History of England: "Of all inventions, the alphabet and printing-press alone excepted, those inventions which abridge distance have done most for the civilization of our species." The relative cost of paving per square yard complete, in New York City, 1911, was as follows: Granite,...
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Proceedings of the ... Annual Meeting of the Indiana State Bar Association

Indiana State Bar Association (1916- ). Meeting - Bar associations - 1919
...quoted words : "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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European History: Modern times

Hutton Webster - Europe - 1919 - 448 pages
...States. :o. "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." Comment on this statement, n. Mention some of the most important articles of modem commerce and the...
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Medieval and Modern History

Hutton Webster - History, Modern - 1919 - 787 pages
...States. 10. "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." Comment on this statement, n. Mention some of the most important articles of modem commerce and the...
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