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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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Stryker's American Register and Magazine, Volume 1

History, Modern - 1848
...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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The National Magazine: Devoted to Literature, Art, and Religion, Volume 5

Abel Stevens, James Floy - 1854
...says : — " We should as soon expect the people of Woolwich to suffer themselves to be fired off npon one of Congreve's ricochet rockets, as trust themselves to the mercy of such a machine going at euch a rate." The italicisms are our own. The temptation could not be resisted. We must also carry...
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The National Magazine: Devoted to Literature, Art, and Religion, Volume 5

Abel Stevens, James Floy - 1854
...: — "We should ая 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 tfoiay at nch a rate," The italicisms are our own. The temptation could not be resisted. We must also...
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Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Volume 7

Wisconsin - 1876
...soon expect people to suffer 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." The impossible has come to pass so often that whoever declares anything impossible, ought, like the...
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Minutes of Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Vol. XV ...

Charles Manby, F.R.S. - 1856
...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." One of the original grounds of opposition to railways, was the dangerous character of the traffic....
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The land we live in, a pictorial and literary sketch-book of the British empire

British empire - 1856
...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, /i;/ at such a rate." In that year, the common belief was that railways were altogether delusions...
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The Life of George Stephenson: Railway Engineer

Samuel Smiles - Locomotives - 1857 - 546 pages
...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." It is curious, occasionally, to contrast prediction and event. The last return of the Government Railway...
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The life of George Stephenson, railway engineer

Samuel Smiles, Robert Stephenson - Transportation - 1857 - 486 pages
...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." It is curious, occasionally, to contrast prediction and event. The last return of the Government Railway...
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The National Magazine: Devoted to Literature, Art, and Religion, Volume 12

Abel Stevens, James Floy - 1858
...coaches. 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 rete. We will back old Father Thames against the Woolwich Hallway for any sum. We trust that Parliament...
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The Life of George Stephenson: Railway Engineer

Samuel Smiles, Robert Stephenson - Locomotives - 1858 - 557 pages
...should as soon expect the people of Woolwich to suffer themselves to be fired off upon one of Congrcve's ricochet rockets, as trust themselves to the mercy of such a machine, going at such a rate." It is curious, occasionally, to contrast prediction and event. The last return of the Government Railway...
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