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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. "
The Land We Live in: The Midland counties and the East coast of England - Side xx
1856
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The New Monthly Magazine and Humorist, Volum 89

1850
...Father Thames against it for any sum," but assured his readers that the people of Woolwich would as soon suffer themselves to be fired off upon one of Congreve's...as trust themselves to the mercy of such a machine (a high-pressure engine), and going at such a rate (eighteen or twenty miles an hour!) And the reviewer...
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The Quarterly Review, Volum 31

1825
...fragments, or dashed in pieces by the flying off, or the breaking of a wheel. But with all these assurances, we should as soon expect the people of Woolwich to...as trust themselves to the mercy of such a machine, going at such a rate ; their property, perhaps, they may trust; but while one of the finest navigable...
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The Quarterly Review, Volum 31

Sir John Taylor Coleridge, William Gifford, Whitwell Elwin, John Gibson Lockhart, William Macpherson, Sir John Murray (IV), William Smith, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 1825
...fragments, or dashed in pieces by the flying off, or the breaking of a wheel. But with all these assurances, we should as soon expect the people of Woolwich to...as trust themselves to the mercy of such a machine, going at such a rate ; their property, perhaps, they may trust; but while one of the finest navigable...
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the valley of vision; or the dry bones of istrael revived

george bush - 1844
...that the railway engine could go eighteen or twenty miles an hour, says ; " These gross exaggerations may delude for a time, but must end in the mortification...as trust themselves to the mercy of such a machine, going at such a rate." * =* Quarterly Review, Vol. xxxi., p. 361. The illustrations of this spirit...
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The land we live in, a pictorial and literary sketch-book of ..., Volumer 1-2

British empire - 1847
...railway engine could go eighteen or twenty miles an hour : " The gross exaggerations of the powers of the locomotive steam engine, or, to speak plain...as trust themselves to the mercy of such a machine, going at such a rate." In that year, the common belief was that railways were altogether delusions...
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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal

1847
...annoyance of sea-sickness, or the danger of being burned or drowned." But with all these assurances, we should as soon expect the people of Woolwich to...as trust themselves to the mercy of such a machine, going at such a ri'-.. . . . We will back old Father Thames against the Woolwich railway for any sum.'...
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A Review of Railways and Railway Legislation at Home and Abroad, Volum 1

Samuel Shaen - 1847 - 103 sider
...400 miles a day with all the ease we now enjoy in a steam boat, &c. 8cc.' With all these assurances, we should as soon expect the people of Woolwich to suffer themselves to be fired off upon one of Congreves' ricochet rockets, as trust themselves to the mercy of such a machine going at such a rate....
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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, Volumer 7-8

1847
...sea-sickness, or the danger of being burned or drowned." But with all these assurances, we should ns soon expect the people of Woolwich to suffer themselves to be fired off upon one of Congrcve's ricochet rockets, as trust thcm•elTcs to the mercy of such a machine, going at such a...
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The Rail, and the Electric Telegraph, Comprising a Brief History of Former ...

Peter Progress (pseud.) - 1847 - 144 sider
...readers that the people of Woolwich " would as soon suffer themselves to be fired off upon one of the 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 or twenty miles an hour ! ) " And the reviewer...
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The rail, its origin and progress

Peter Progress (pseud.) - 1847
...readers that the people of Woolwich " would as soon suffer themselves to be fired off upon one of the 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 or twenty miles an hour ! ) " And the reviewer...
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