Her Majesty's Mails: A History of the Post-office, and an Industrial Account of Its Present Condition

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S. Low, son, and Marston, 1865 - 339 pagine
This volume provides a history of the British post office and postal delivery system.
 

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Pagina 123 - tis the twanging horn o'er yonder bridge, That with its wearisome but needful length Bestrides the wintry flood, in which the moon Sees her unwrinkled face reflected bright ; — He comes, the herald of a noisy world, With spattered boots, strapped waist, and frozen locks ; News from all nations lumbering at his back.
Pagina 127 - ... let me most seriously caution all travellers who may accidentally purpose to travel this terrible country to avoid it as they would the devil, for a thousand to one but they break their necks or their limbs by overthrows or breakings down.
Pagina 226 - When some new Gunpowder Plot may be in the wind, some double-dyed high treason, or imminent national wreck not avoidable otherwise, then let us open letters : not till then. To all Austrian Kaisers and such like, in their time of trouble, let us answer, as our fathers from of old have answered : — Not by such means is help here for you.
Pagina 1 - Of all inventions, the alphabet and the printing press alone excepted, those inventions which abridge distance have done most for the civilisation of our species. Every improvement of the means of locomotion benefits mankind morally and intellectually as well as materially...
Pagina 131 - The mails are generally intrusted to some idle boy, without character, mounted on a wornout hack, and who, so far from being able to defend himself or escape from a robber, is much more likely to be in league with him.
Pagina 3 - So she wrote letters in Ahab's name, and sealed them with his seal, and sent the letters unto the elders and to the nobles that were in his city dwelling with Naboth.
Pagina 123 - And having dropped the expected bag — pass on. He whistles as he goes, light-hearted wretch, Cold and yet cheerful : messenger of grief Perhaps to thousands, and of joy to some, To him indifferent- whether grief or joy.
Pagina 97 - I opened a huge lump of a despatch, without looking how it was addressed, never doubting that it had travelled under some omnipotent frank like the First Lord of the Admiralty's, when, lo and behold, the contents proved to be a MS. play, by a young lady of New York, who kindly requested me to read and correct it, equip it with prologue and epilogue, procure for it a favourable reception from the manager of Drury Lane, and make Murray or Constable bleed handsomely for the copyright ; and on inspecting...
Pagina 3 - And he wrote in the letter, saying, Set ye Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle, and retire ye from him, that he may be smitten, and die.
Pagina 320 - An Act to grant additional facilities for depositing small savings at interest, with the security of the Government for due repayment thereof.

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