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" Postmaster-General said in the House of Lords, " Of all the wild and visionary schemes which I have ever heard of, it is the most extravagant. "
Putnam's Magazine: Original Papers on Literature, Science, Art, and National ... - Pagina 352
1868
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Her Majesty's Mails: An Historical and Descriptive Account of the British ...

William Lewins - 1864 - 348 pagine
...the time, speaking for the Post-Office authorities, as to its practicability, described the proposal in the House of Lords,* " of all the wild and visionary...I have ever heard of, it is the most extravagant." On a subsequent occasion, his opinion having been subjected for six months to the mellowing influence...
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Her Majesty's Mails: A History of the Post-office, and an Industrial Account ...

William Lewins - 1865 - 339 pagine
...PostmasterGeneral, speaking as to its practicability, described the proposal in the House of Lords,1 " of all the wild and visionary schemes which I have ever heard of, it is the most extravagant." Six months afterwards he is still willing to endorse all he said in June : " Since I made those observations...
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John Cassell's illustrated history of England. The text, to the ..., Volume 7

Cassell, ltd - 1865
...the Post Office it was at once denounced as ruinous, and ridiculed as visionary. Lord Lichfield, then Postmaster-General, said of it in the House of Lords, " Of all the wild and visionary schemes I ever hoard, it is the most extravagant." On another occasion, he assured the House that if the anticipated...
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Putnam's Magazine: Original Papers on Literature, Science, Art ..., Volume 1

1868
...the face and attenuated in the revenue, so that it was necessary for another private citizen — Sir. Rowland Hill, late schoolmaster — to interfere,...government with an exceeding great plague of petitions. It 853 053 rained, hailed, and snowed petitions, until two thousand of them, from all classes of society,...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 35

1875
...post-office officials, who denounced it as ruinous and ridiculed it as visionary. The Postmaster-General said in the House of Lords, " Of all the wild and visionary...I have ever heard of, it is the most extravagant." Notwithstanding this opposition the measure was carried, a penny postage was adopted, and the franking...
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The St. James's Magazine and United Empire Review, Volume 31

1877
...not from any portion of the general public, but from the Post Office officials. Lord Lichfield, then Postmaster-General, said of it in the House of Lords, " Of all the wild and visionary schemes of which I have ever heard, it is the most extravagant ! If the anticipated increase of letters," he...
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Rose-Belford's Canadian Monthly and National Review, Volume 2;Volume 15

1879
...Office denounced his scheme as ridiculous and visionary. Lord Lichfield, then Postmaster-Genefal, said in the House of Lords, ' Of all the wild and visionary...I have ever heard of, it is the most extravagant.' He said on another occasion, ' The mails will have to carry twelve times as much in weight, and therefore...
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The Works of Charles Sumner, Volume 13

Charles Sumner - 1880
...is obliged to overcome. The record is most instructive. The Postmaster-General, Lord Lichfield, said in the House of Lords : " Of all the wild and visionary...I have ever heard of, it is the most extravagant." On another occasion the same high official assured the House, that, if the anticipated increase of...
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Fifty Years of Public Work of Sir Henry Cole, K. C. B., Accounted ..., Volume 2

Henrietta Cole - 1884
...sent, and not when received, as at present. Lord Lichfield. — Please your most gracious Majesty, " of all the wild and visionary schemes which I have ever heard or read of, it is the most extravagant." * The Queen. — You seem, my Lord, to adhere, not only to...
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Fifty years of public work of sir Henry Cole ... accounted for in his deeds ...

sir Henry Cole - 1884
...sent, and not when received, as at present. Lord Lichfield. — Please your most gracious Majesty, "of all the wild and visionary schemes which I have ever heard or read of, it is the most extravagant." ! The Queen. — You seem, my Lord, to adhere, not only to...
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