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" There be three things which make a nation great and prosperous : a fertile soil, busy workshops, and easy conveyance for men and goods from place to place. "
The Louisville & Nashville Railroad, 1850-1963 - Page 2
1964 - 402 pages
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Gauge evidence: The history and prospects of the railway system, illustrated ...

Samuel Sidney - Crafts & Hobbies - 1846 - 400 pages
...iŁnug;f Commission. BY SAMUEL SIDNEY, AUTHoR oF "BRISToL A FREE PoRT," ETC. WITH A MAP. "There be three things which make a nation great and prosperous,...fertile soil, busy workshops, and easy conveyance for men and commodities from one place to another." — LoRD BACoN. SECOND EDITION. LONDON: EDMONDS,...
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Gauge Evidence: The History and Prospects of the Railway System, Illustrated ...

Samuel Sidney - Railroad gauges - 1846 - 400 pages
...GIVEN BEF0RE Commission. BY SAMUEL SIDNEY, AUTHOR OF "BRISTOL A FREB PORT," ETc. WITH A MAP. "There he three things which make a nation great and prosperous,— a fertile soil, husy workshops, and easy conveyance for men and commodities from one place to another."—LORn BAcON....
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Indian railways, by an old Indian postmaster [sir W.P. Andrew].

William Patrick Andrew (sir.) - 1848
...& COMMERCIAL ADVANTAGES OF RAILWAYS IN BRITISH INDIA. " There be three things," says Lord Bacon, " which make a nation great and prosperous, a fertile soil, busy workshops, and easy conveyance for men and commodities from one place to another." " Railways are, assuredly, next to the invention...
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A tour in Connamara: with remarks on its great physical capabilities

George Preston White - Connemara (Ireland) - 1849 - 176 pages
...considered politic to afford to other parts of Great Britain. 81 CHAPTER VI. " Lord Bacon saith truly, there are three things which make a nation great and...fertile soil, busy workshops, and easy conveyance for men and commodities from one place to another; to which let me add, knowledge and freedom." —...
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Railway Economy

Dionysius Lardner - 1850
...IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, ON THE CONTINENT, AND IN AMERICA. BY DIONYSIUS LARDNER, DCL, &c. » There be three things which make a nation great and prosperous...soil, busy workshops, and easy conveyance of men and things from one place to another." — BACON. " Let us travel over all the countries of the earth,...
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Railway Economy: A Treatise on the New Art of Transport, Its Management ...

Dionysius Lardner - Railroads - 1850 - 528 pages
...ON THE CONTINENT, AND IN AMERICA. BY DI0NYSIIJS LARDNER, DCL &c. " There be three things which mate a nation great and prosperous ; a fertile soil, busy workshops, and easy conveyance of men and things from one place to another." — BACOK. " Let us travel over all the countries of the earth,...
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The Colonial and Asiatic review [incorporating The Asiatic journal and ...

1852
...Cotton Trade of India. By Major-General BRIOGS, FRS 1840. " THERE be three things," Bays Lord Bacon, " which make a nation great and prosperous, a fertile soil, busy workshops, and easy conveyance for men and commodities from one place to another." Railways are, assuredly, next to the invention...
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Lever's year book; or Railway and mining almanack, by E. Lever. The Railway ...

Ellis Lever - 1861
...prophet would never have anticipated. Never was a saying more true than that trite one of his, " There be three things which make a nation great and prosperous...soil, busy workshops, and easy conveyance of men and things from one place to another." The net-work of railways which is spread over our country, and conveys...
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Three lectures on roads and road makers

Transportation - 1864 - 112 pages
...was only possible with good roads and speedy transit. As Lord Bacon said, centuries ago, " There be three things which make a nation great and prosperous...soil, busy workshops, and easy conveyance of men and things from one place to another." Had the great English sage lived in these days, he would, I think,...
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James Brindley and the Early Engineers

Samuel Smiles - Canals - 1864 - 320 pages
...EARLY ENGINEERS. BY SAMUEL SMILES. AUTHOR OP ' SELF-HELl',' ETC. " Lord Bacon hath said truly, there be three things which make a nation great and prosperous,—...fertile soil, busy workshops, and easy conveyance for men and commodities from one place to another ; to which let me add, knowledge and freedom."—...
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