The Life of Thomas Telford, Civil Engineer: With an Introductory History of Roads and Travelling in Great Britain

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J. Murray, 1867 - 331 עמודים
 

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עמוד 68 - ... or breakings down. They will here meet with ruts which I actually measured four feet deep, and floating with mud only from a wet summer...
עמוד 65 - Of all the cursed roads that ever disgraced this kingdom in the very ages of barbarism, none ever equalled that from Billericay to the King's Head at Tilbury.
עמוד 61 - However incredible it may appear, this coach will actually (barring accidents) arrive in London in four days and a half after leaving Manchester...
עמוד 50 - In years of plenty many thousands of them meet together in the mountains, where they feast and riot for many days; and at country weddings, markets, burials, and other the like public occasions, they are to be seen both men and women perpetually drunk, cursing, blaspheming, and fighting together.
עמוד 98 - I paid 15/. in a single year for repairs of carriage-springs on the pavement of London; and I now glide without noise or fracture, on wooden pavements. I can walk, by the assistance of the police, from one end of London to the other, without molestation; or, if tired, get into a cheap and active cab, instead of those cottages on wheels, which the hackney coaches were at the beginning of my life.
עמוד 22 - For, what advantage is it to men's health, to be called out of their beds into these coaches an hour before day in the morning, to be hurried in them from place to place, till one hour, two, or three within night; insomuch that, after sitting all day in the...
עמוד 8 - tis long, and when once you are in it It holds you as fast as...
עמוד 8 - T'other day, much in want of a subject for song, Thinks I to myself, I have hit on a strain, Sure marriage is much like a Devonshire lane.
עמוד 65 - The trees everywhere overgrow the road, so that it is totally impervious to the sun except at a few places. And to add to all the infamous circumstances which concur to plague a traveller, I must not forget the eternally meeting with chalk...
עמוד 20 - ... become weary and listless, when they ride a few miles, and unwilling to get on horseback, not able to endure frost, snow, or rain, or to lodge in the fields...

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