Curiosities of communication: The road. The railway. The electric telegraph. The sail and the steamer. Ocean steamers. Foreign mails

כריכה קדמית
C. Knight, 1851 - 91 עמודים

מה אומרים אנשים - כתיבת ביקורת

לא מצאנו ביקורות במקומות הרגילים

מהדורות אחרות - הצג הכל

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עמוד 19 - And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire.
עמוד 20 - The manner of the carriage is by laying rails of timber from the colliery down to the river, exactly straight and parallel ; and bulky carts are made with four rowlets fitting these rails, whereby the carriage is so easy that one horse will draw down four or five chaldrons of coals, and is an immense benefit to the coal merchants.
עמוד 21 - 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.
עמוד 18 - He has commonly a broad full face, curiously mottled with red, as if the blood had been forced by hard feeding into every vessel of the skin...
עמוד 18 - His waistcoat is commonly of some bright colour, striped ; and his small-clothes extend far below the knees to meet a pair of jockey-boots which reach about halfway up his legs. " All this costume is maintained with much precision ; he has a pride in having his clothes of excellent materials, and, notwithstanding the seeming grossness of his appearance, there is still discernible that neatness and propriety of person which is almost inherent in an Englishman.
עמוד 15 - Is it for a man's health to travel with tired jades, to be laid fast in the foul ways, and forced to wade up to the knees in mire ; afterwards sit in the cold till teams of horses can be sent to pull the coach out...
עמוד 57 - In this condition I ran the gauntlope (so I think I may justly call it) through rows of sailors and watermen, few of whom failed of paying their compliments to me by all manner of insults and jests on my misery.
עמוד 12 - ... at every coach and waggon we met, I received no damage, though the ways were very bad, the ruts deep, and the roads extremely full of water, which rendered my circumstances (often meeting the loaded waggons in very inconvenient places) not only melancholy, but very dangerous.
עמוד 17 - Every place communicating with each other. Before, there were cheap places and dear places. Now, all refuges are destroyed for elegant or genteel poverty. Disunion of families, by furnishing a market to each man's ability, and destroying the dependence of one man upon another.
עמוד 79 - ... for the vessels of this Company to carry coals enough for 20 days' consumption, to make allowance for detention ; and the vessels have thus never run short of coals. Mr. Cunard for some time held the whole property in this contract in his own hands. ; but he subsequently sold three-fourths to other parties at Glasgow, retaining the chief management himself. Mr. Robert Napier, of Glasgow, supplied the whole of the engines for this fine fleet of steamers. When the contract with the Cunard line...

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