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" 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 rate... "
A History of the English Railway, Its Social Relations and Revelations: 1820 ... - Page 103
by John Francis - 1851
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The Journal of Health and Disease, Volume 3

1848
...soon,' adds the reviewer, ' 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.'" Would it not be well for those who predict the disappearance of homoeopathy and its infinitesimal doses...
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The Univercœlum and Spiritual Philosopher, Volume 3, Issues 1-26

Parapsychology - 1848
...will yet, we trurt, crow: themselves to be fired off upon one of Congreve's ricochet rockets, as to trust themselves to the mercy of such a machine, going at such a rate." * r Vt The poor man swayeth the settlor.s axe, Till the forests far retire ; And the city springs on...
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Eliza Cook's Journal, Volume 1

1849
...coaches ! We should as soon expect the people of Woolwich to suffer themselves to he fired off upon one of Congreve's ricochet rockets, as trust themselves...mercy of such a machine going at such a rate. We will hack old Father Thames against the Woolwich Railway for any sum. We trust that Parliament will, in...
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1903
...expect the people of Woolwich to suffer themselves to be fired oft' upon one of Congreve's ricochft rockets, as trust themselves to 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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A history of wonderful inventions

History - 1849
...reviewer adds—"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 a machine going at such a rate." In two-and-twenty years afterwards, trains running at more than double...
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A History of Wonderful Inventions, Volumes 1-2

Inventions - 1849 - 125 pages
...adds — "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 a machine going at such a rate." In two-and-twenty years afterwards, trains running at more than double...
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Orations and Speeches [1845-1850], Volume 1

Charles Sumner - Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1850
...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." * It is related that the Arve, a river of Switzerland, swollen by floods, sometimes drives the waters...
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Railway and Commercial Information

Samuel Salt - Great Britain - 1850 - 240 pages
...soon," adds the reviewer, "expect the people of Woolwich to suffer themselves to be fired oif upon one of Congreve's ricochet rockets as trust themselves...the mercy of such a machine, going at such a rate," Cotton Goods Exported to America.— No. 172. Below it a Statement of the British Manufactures of Cotton,...
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New Monthly Magazine, Volume 89

Thomas Campbell, Samuel Carter Hall, Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton, William Harrison Ainsworth, Theodore Edward Hook, Thomas Hood - 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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Railway Appliances in the Nineteenth Century: With Illustrative Anecdotes ...

R. Yorke Clarke - Railroads - 1850 - 221 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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