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" It is far from my wish to promulgate to the world that the ridiculous expectations, or rather professions, of the enthusiastic speculist will be realised, and that we shall see engines travelling at the rate of twelve, sixteen, eighteen, or twenty miles... "
Our Iron Roads: Their History, Construction and Administration - Page 20
by Frederick Smeeton Williams - 1883 - 520 pages
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Lives of the Engineers, with an Account of Their Principal Works ..., Volume 3

Samuel Smiles - Engineers - 1862
...the ridiculous expectations, or rather professions, of the enthusiastic speculist will be realised, and that we shall see engines travelling at the rate of twelve, sixteen, eighteen, or twenty miles an hour. Nothing could do more harm towards their general adoption and improvement...
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The Critical Essays of a Country Parson

Andrew Kennedy Hutchison Boyd - Philosophy, English - 1865 - 414 pages
...1825 protested as follows against the extravagant ideas of Stephenson : — It is far from my wish to promulgate to the world that the ridiculous expectations, or rather professions, of the enthusiast speculator will be realised, and that we shall see engines travelling at the rate of twelve,...
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Railways, Steamers and Telegraphs: A Glance at Their Recent Progress and ...

George Dodd - Railroads - 1867 - 326 pages
...of practical men. Mr Nicholas Wood, in his Treatise on Railroads, says : ' It is far from my purpose to promulgate to the world that the ridiculous expectations,...professions, of the enthusiastic speculatist, will be realised, or that we shall see engines travelling at the rate of 12, 16, 18, or 20 miles an hour.'...
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The Life of George Stephenson and of His Son Robert Stephenson: Comprising ...

Samuel Smiles - Locomotives - 1868 - 501 pages
...Scotsman" as well as of Ids equally sanguine friend Stephenson, observed : " It is far from my wish to promulgate to the world that the ridiculous expectations, or rather professions, of the enthusiastic specuh'st will be realized, and that we shall see engines traveling at the rate of twelve, sixteen,...
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The British Quarterly Review, Volume 35

Henry Allon - 1862
...deprecated ' the ridiculous expectations, ' or rather professions, of the enthusiastic speculator, that we ' shall see engines travelling at the rate of twelve, sixteen, ' eighteen, or twenty miles an hour. Nothing could do more ' harm towards their general adoption and improvement...
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Commercial Relations of the United States with Foreign Countries

Commerce - 1869
...in favor of locomotiveĽ, he said, with evident allusion to Mr. Maclaren : " It is far from my wish to promulgate to the world that the ridiculous expectations,...speculatist will be realized, and that we shall see engines traveling at the rate of twelve, sixteen, eighteen, twenty miles an hour. Nothing could do more harm...
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House Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Executive Documents: 13th ..., Volume 14

United States - 1869
...strongly in favor of locomotives, he said, with evident allusion to Mr. Mudaren : " It is far from my wish to promulgate to the world that the ridiculous expectations,...enthusiastic speculatist will be realized, and that we shall sec engines traveling at the rate of twelve, sixteen, eighteen, twenty miles an hour. Nothing could...
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The Industries of Scotland: Their Rise, Progress, and Present Condition

David Bremner - Industrial arts - 1869 - 535 pages
...favour of locomotives, he said, with evident allusion to Mr Maclaren : — " It is far from my wish to promulgate to the world that the ridiculous expectations,...professions, of the enthusiastic speculatist will be realised, and that we shall see engines travelling at the rate of twelve, sixteen, eighteen, twenty...
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The Industries of Scotland: Their Rise, Progress, and Present Condition

David Bremner - Industrial arts - 1869 - 535 pages
...the ridiculous expectations, or rather professions, of the enthusiastic speculatist will be realised, and that we shall see engines travelling at the rate of twelve, sixteen, eighteen, twenty miles an hour. Nothing could do more harm towards their general adoption and improvement than...
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Belgravia, Volume 7; Volume 17

London (England) - 1872
...opponents. For instance : ' It is far from my wish,' said Mr. Nicholas Wood, an advocate for the railway, ' to promulgate to the world that the ridiculous expectations, or rather professions, of the enthusiast speculator will be realised, and that we shall see engines travelling at the rate of twelve,...
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