The Story of the Atlantic Telegraph (Google eBook)

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Scribner's sons, 1898 - Transatlantic cables - 415 pages
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Page 204 - Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, That abundance of waters may cover thee? Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go, And say unto thee, Here we are?
Page 378 - There can be no doubt in the minds of those who have practically studied the question, that the system is sound.
Page 240 - ... a power, to which, for purposes of foreign conquest and subjugation, Rome, in the height of her glory, is not to be compared ; a power which has dotted over the surface of the whole globe with her possessions and military posts, whose morning drum-beat, following the sun, and keeping company with the hours, circles the earth with one continuous and unbroken strain of the martial airs of England.
Page 263 - T'HREE fishers went sailing away to the West, Away to the West as the sun went down ; Each thought on the woman who loved him the best, And the children stood watching them out of the town; For men must work, and women must weep, And there's little to earn, and many to keep, Though the harbor bar be moaning.
Page 405 - Roll on, thou deep and dark blue ocean, roll! Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain; Man marks the earth with ruin his control Stops with the shore ; upon the watery plain The wrecks are all thy deed...
Page 19 - ... is a plateau, which seems to have been placed there especially for the purpose of holding the wires of a Submarine Telegraph, and of keeping them out of harm's way. It is neither too deep nor too shallow ; yet it is so deep that the wires but once landed, will remain for ever beyond the reach of vessels...
Page 404 - I AM the resurrection and the life, saith the Lord: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me, shall never die.
Page 388 - States be requested to cause a gold medal to be struck, with suitable emblems, devices, and inscriptions, to be presented to MajorGeneral Grant. SEC. 2. And be it further resolved, That when the said medal shall have been struck the President shall cause a copy of this joint resolution to be engrossed on parchment, and shall transmit the same, together with the said medal, to MajorGeneral Grant, to be presented to him in the name of the people of the United States of America.
Page 20 - But whether it would be better to lead the wires from Newfoundland or Labrador, is not now the question ; nor do I pretend to consider the question as to the possibility of finding a time calm enough, the sea smooth enough, a wire long enough, a ship big enough...
Page 20 - I have no fear but that the enterprise and ingenuity of the age, whenever called on with these problems, will be ready with a satisfactory and practical solution of them. I simply address myself at this time to the question in so far as the bottom of the sea is concerned, and as far as that the greatest practical difficulties will, I apprehend, be found after reaching soundings at either end of the line, and not in the deep sea.

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