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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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De Bow's New Orleans Monthly Review, Volume 11

James Dunwoody Brownson De Bow, Robert Gibbes Barnwell, Edwin Bell, William MacCreary Burwell - Southern States - 1851
...those concerned. We should as soon expect the people of Woolwich to suffer themselves to be fired upon by one of Congreve's ricochet rockets, as trust themselves...the mercy of such a machine, going at such a rate." In the present year, upon the Great Western road in England, 48.2 miles per hour has been attained...
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DeBow's Review ...: Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial Progress ..., Volume 11

William MacCreary Burwell - Industries - 1851
...those concerned. We should as soon expect the people of Woolwich to suffer themselves to be fired upon by one of Congreve's ricochet rockets, as trust themselves...the mercy of such a machine, going at such a rate." In the present year, upon the Great Western road in England, 48.2 miles per hour has been attained...
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Curiosities of communication: The road. The railway. The electric telegraph ...

Technology & Engineering - 1851 - 91 pages
...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 to the mercy of such a machine, going at suuh a rate." In that year, the common belief was that railways were altogether delusions and impositions....
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De Bow's Review, Volume 12

Industries - 1852
...reached. We should as soon expect, it said, the people of Woolwich to suffer themselves to be fired upon by one of Congreve's ricochet rockets, as trust themselves...the mercy of such a machine, going at such a rate. In the present year, upon the Great Western Road in England, an average speed of forty-eight miles...
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The Christian Parlor Magazine, Volume 8

Darius Mead - Religion - 1852
...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 they may perhaps trust; but, while one of the finest navigable rivers in the world runs...
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Our Iron Roads: Their History, Construction and Social Influences

Frederick Smeeton Williams - Railroads - 1852 - 390 pages
...he adds, "we should as soon expect the people of Woolwich to suffer themselves to be fired oft' upon one of Congreve's ricochet rockets, as trust themselves to the mercy of such a machine, going at such a rate."t An opinion thus expressed by authorities of such eminence, in opposition to what is now an...
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The Industrial Resources, Etc., of the Southern and Western States, Volume 2

James Dunwoody Brownson De Bow - Industries - 1852
...reached. We should as soon expect it said, the people of Woolwich to suffer themselves to be fired upon by one of Congreve's ricochet rockets, as trust themselves to the mercy of such a RAILROADS BETWEEN ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC OCEANS. machine, going at such a rate. In the present rear,...
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The Industrial Resources, Etc., of the Southern and Western States ..., Volume 2

James Dunwoody Brownson De Bow - Industries - 1852
...the people of Woolwich to Buffer themselves to be fired upon by one of Congreve's ricochet rocketa, as trust themselves to the mercy of such a machine, going at such a rate. In the present year, upon the Great Western Road in England, an average speed of forty-eight miles...
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The railway anecdote book

Railway anecdote book - 1852
...assured its readers that the people of Woolwich " would as soon suffer themselves to b 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 miles an hour)." And the reviewer expresses...
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Our Iron Roads: Their History, Construction and Social Influences

Frederick Smeeton Williams - Railroads - 1852 - 390 pages
...expect the people of Woolwich to suffer themselves to be fired off upon one of Cougreve's ricocltet rockets, as trust themselves to the mercy of such a machine, going at such a rate."f An opinion thus expressed by authorities of such eminence, in opposition to what is now an...
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