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The Industrial Revolution - Page 17
by Charles Beard - 1919 - 105 pages
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The New sporting magazine

Sports & Recreation
...of the Lancashire aristocracy he cautions all travellers to beware of this terrible country, and to avoid it as they would the devil, for a thousand to one but they dislocate their necks or fracture their limbs by overthrows or break ings-down." The locomotives of...
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A treatise on roads: wherein the principles on which roads should be made ...

Sir Henry Parnell - Roads - 1833 - 438 pages
...accidentally propose to travel this terrible country * M'Culloch's Dictionary of Commerce, art, Roads. to avoid it as they would the devil, for a thousand to one they break their necks or their limbs, by overthrows or breakings down. They will here meet with ruts,...
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The Progress of the Nation: In Its Various Social and Economical ..., Volume 2

George Richardson Porter - Great Britain - 1838
...most seriously caution all travellers who may accidentally purpose to travel this tcirible county, 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. They will here meet with ruts, which I actually measured,...
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A treatise on roads: wherein the principles on which roads should be made ...

Sir Henry Parnell - Roads - 1838 - 465 pages
...caution all travellers who may acci* M'Culloch's Dictionary of Commerce, art. Roads. C 2 dentally propose to travel this terrible country to avoid it as they would the devil, for a thousand to one they break their necks or their limbs, by overthrows or breakings down. They will here meet with ruts,...
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A treatise on roads

Henry Brooke Parnell (1st baron Congleton.) - 1838
...caution all travellers who may acci* M'Culloch's Dictionary of Commerce, art. Roads. dentally propose to travel this terrible country to avoid it as they would the devil, for a thousand to one they break their necks or their limbs, by overthrows or breakings down. They will here meet with ruts,...
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The Sporting review, ed. by 'Craven'.

John William Carleton
...of the Lancashire aristocracy he cautions all travellers to beware of this terrible country, and to avoid it as they would the devil, for a thousand to one but they dislocate their necks or fracture their limbs by overthrows or breakings-down." The locomotives of...
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History of the British Turf: From the Earliest Period to the ..., Volume 1

James Christie Whyte - Horse-racing - 1840
...most seriously caution all travellers who may accidentally purpose to travel this terrible county, 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. They will here meet with ruts, which I actually measured,...
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Miscellanea critica: comment upon contemporaneous literature and ..., Volume 3

History - 1858
...road. Let me most seriously caution all travellers who may accidentally propose to travel this terribli country, to avoid it as they would the devil ; for a thousand to one they break their necks or their limbs by overthrowsV>r breakings- down. They -will here meet with ruts,...
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 21

1850
...describe this infernal road. Let me most seriously caution all travelers who may accidentally propose to travel this terrible country to avoid it as they would the devil, for a thousand to one they break their necks or their limbs by overthrows or breakings down. They will here meet with ruts,...
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Wade's London review

1845
...most seriously caution all travellers who may accidentally purpose to travel this terrible county, to avoid it as they would the devil ; for a thousand to one they break their necks or their limbs by overthrows or breakings down. They will here meet with ruts...
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