Osborne's London & Birmingham railway guide

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E.C. & W. Osborne, 1840 - 270 Seiten
 

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Seite 27 - The manner of the carriage is by laying rails of timber, from the colliery, down to the river, exactly straight and parallel ; and bulky carts are made with four rowlets fitting these rails ; whereby the carriage is so easy that one horse will draw down four or five chaldron of coals, and is an immense benefit to the coal merchants.
Seite 146 - I see before me the Gladiator lie: He leans upon his hand — his manly brow Consents to death, but conquers agony, And his droop'd head sinks gradually low — And through his side the last drops, ebbing slow From the red gash, fall heavy, one by one, Like the first of a thunder-shower; and now The arena swims around him! — He is gone, Ere ceased the inhuman shout which hail'd the wretch who won.
Seite 25 - This uncommon light first attracted the attention of the crews of other vessels. Notwithstanding the wind and tide were adverse to its approach, they saw with astonishment that it was rapidly coming...
Seite 200 - American wars were the great cause of the prosperity and increase of this place, during the latter part of the last century, and the early part of this...
Seite 176 - ... continued to solicit him, insomuch that he told her if she would ride on horseback naked from one end of the town to the other, in the sight of all the people, he would grant her request. Whereunto she returned, ' But will you give me leave so to do ? ' And he replying
Seite 21 - ... within twenty-four hours it burst and made a great crack ; so that, having a way to make my vessels, so that they are strengthened by the force within them...
Seite 6 - No passenger will be allowed to take his seat in or upon any of the Company's carriages, or to travel therein upon the said railway, without having first booked his place and paid his fare.
Seite 21 - One vessel of water rarified by fire driveth up forty of cold water, and a man that tends the work has but to turn two cocks; that one vessel of water being consumed, another begins to force and refill with cold water, and so successively; the fire being tended and kept constant, which the self-same person may likewise abundantly perform in the interim between the necessity of turning the said cocks.
Seite 7 - The Midland Counties' Eailway Companion," published in 1840, which has already been referred to,* it is set forth that "passengers at the road stations will only be booked conditionally — that is to say, in case there shall be room in the train for which they are booked...
Seite 21 - An admirable and most forcible way to drive up water by fire, not by drawing or sucking it upwards, for that must be as the philosopher calleth it, infra spheeram activitatis, which is but at such a distance. But this way hath no bounder, if the vessels be strong enough ; for I have taken a piece of a whole cannon, whereof the end was burst, and filled it...

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