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" The public roads were accurately divided by milestones, and ran in a direct line from one city to another, with very little respect for the obstacles either of nature or private property. Mountains were perforated, and bold arches thrown over the broadest... "
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Page 55
by Edward Gibbon - 1914
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Sporting Magazine: Or, Monthly Calendar of the Transactions of ..., Volume 19

Sports - 1827
...length of four thousand and eighty Roman miles. The public roads were accurately divided by mile stones, and ran in a direct line from one city to another,...property. Mountains were perforated, and bold arches were thrown over the broadest and most rapid streams. The middle part of the road, which was raised...
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Rebecca; or, The times of primitive Christianity, a poem

Arthur George H. Hollingsworth - 1832
...drawn out to the length of 4080 Roman miles. The public roads were accurately divided by mile stones, and ran in a direct line from one city to another,...arches thrown over the broadest and most rapid streams. They united the subjects of the most distant provinces by an easy and familiar intercourse; but their...
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A System of Geography, Popular and Scientific: Or A Physical ..., Volume 6

James Bell - Geography - 1832
...boundaries of the empire. These roads were carefully marked at every 1,000 paces, or 4,840 English feet, by milestones, and ran in a direct line from one city to another, in defiance of the obstacles of nature, or the rights of private property. Mountains were perforated,...
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A System of Geography, Popular and Scientific: Or A Physical ..., Volume 6

James Bell - Geography - 1832
...boundaries of the empire. These roads were carefully marked at every 1,000 paces, or 4,840 English feet, by milestones, and ran in a direct line from one city to another, in defiance of the obstacles of nature, or the lights of private property. Mountains were perforated,...
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A treatise on roads: wherein the principles on which roads should be made ...

Sir Henry Parnell - Roads - 1833 - 438 pages
...south-east part of the empire was drawn out to a length of 4080 Roman miles, or 3740 English miles. The public roads were accurately divided by milestones,...either of nature or private property: mountains were passed, and bold arches thrown over the broadest and most rapid streams. The middle part of the road...
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A treatise on roads

Henry Brooke Parnell (1st baron Congleton.) - 1833
...south-east part of the empire was drawn out to a length of 4080 Roman miles, or 3740 English miles. The public roads were accurately divided by milestones,...either of nature or private property : mountains were passed, and bold arches thrown over the broadest and most rapid streams. The middle part of the road...
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A Treatise on Roads: Wherein the Principles on which Roads Should be Made ...

Sir Henry Parnell, Thomas Telford - Roads - 1833 - 438 pages
...south-east part of the empire was drawn out to a length of 4080 Roman miles, or 3740 English miles. The public roads were accurately divided by milestones,...either of nature or private property : mountains were passed, and bold arches thrown over the broadest and most rapid streams. The middle part of the road...
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Town Officer, Or, Laws of Massachusetts Relative to the Duties of Municipal ...

Isaac Goodwin - Local government - 1834 - 350 pages
...the most direct line from one city to another, with little respect for the obstacles of nature or of private property. Mountains were perforated, and bold arches thrown over the broadest streams. The middle part of the road was raised into a terrace, commanding a view of the adjacent countrj,...
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A treatise on roads

Henry Brooke Parnell (1st baron Congleton.) - 1838
...milestones, * See Bergier, Histoire des grands Chemins de 1'Empire Remain, liv. ii. cap. 1. p. 28. and ran in a direct line from one city to another,...either of nature or private property ~ mountains were passed, and bold arches thrown over the broadest and most rapid streams. The middle part of the road...
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The Quarterly Christian Spectator

Theology - 1829
...four thousand and eighty Roman *ke public roads were accurately divided by mile-stones, and ran tt line from one city to another, with very little respect for the ' *ither of nature or private property. Mountains were perfora"ches thrown over the broadest and most...
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