A history of the English railway: its social relations and revelations. 1820-1845, Volumi 1-2

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Longman, Brown, Green, & Longmans, 1851

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Pagina 46 - ... rails, whereby the carriage is so easy, that one horse will draw down four or five chaldron of coals, and is an immense benefit to the coal merchants.
Pagina 27 - Perfume for a lady's chamber : Golden quoifs, and stomachers, For my lads to give their dears ; Pins, and poking-sticks of steel, What maids lack from head to heel : Come, buy of me, come ; come buy, come buy ; Buy, lads, or else your lasses cry : come, buy.
Pagina 32 - A more dreadful road cannot be imagined. I was obliged to hire two men at one place to support my chaise from overturning. Let me persuade all travellers to avoid this terrible country, which must either dislocate their bones with broken pavements, or bury them in muddy sand.
Pagina 15 - It was conducted over pathless sierras buried in snow ; galleries were cut for leagues through the living rock; rivers were crossed by means of bridges that swung suspended in the air; precipices were scaled by stairways hewn out of the native oed ; ravines of hideous depth were filled up with solid masonry...
Pagina 107 - But with all these 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 to the mercy of such a machine, going at such a rate...
Pagina 19 - It was announced that a vehicle, described as the Flying Coach, would perform the whole journey between sunrise and sunset. This spirited undertaking was solemnly considered and sanctioned by the Heads of the University, and appears to have excited the same sort of interest which is excited in our own time by the opening of a new railway. The Vicechancellor, by a notice affixed in all public places, prescribed the hour and place of departure.
Pagina 107 - It is certainly some consolation to those who are to be whirled at the rate of eighteen or twenty miles an hour, by means of a high pressure engine, to be told that they are in no danger of being sea-sick while on shore; that they are not to be scalded to death nor drowned by the bursting of the boiler; and that they need not mind being shot by the scattered fragments, or dashed in pieces by flying off, or the breaking of a wheel.
Pagina 125 - ... at any time after the expiration of the said term of twenty-one years, to purchase any such railway, with all its hereditaments, stock, and appurtenances, in the name and on behalf of her Majesty, upon giving to the said company three calendar months' notice in writing of their intention, and upon payment of a sum equal to twenty-five years...
Pagina 76 - Why," he asked of the engineer, " are not these tram-roads laid down all over England, so as to supersede our common roads, and steam-engines employed to convey goods and passengers along them, so as to supersede horse-power?" The engineer looked at the questioner with the corner of his eye.
Pagina 97 - I do hereby declare, that my constituents have no local interest, and that I have no personal interest, in such bill ; and that I will never vote on any question which may arise without having duly heard and attended to the evidence relating thereto.

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