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" The vastness and the contrivance of some of the machinery would have "matched his mighty mind." I shall never forget Mr. Boulton's expression to me, " I sell here, sir, what all the world desires to have — POWER. "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ... - Seite 181
von James Boswell - 1821
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Die Bewertung des technischen Fortschritts: eine systematische ..., Band 1

Johan Hendrik Jacob van der Pot - 1985 - 721 Seiten
...Fabrik in der Nähe Birminghams besuchte, erklärte Boulton, wie Boswell (1928, I, 625) berichtet: „I sell here Sir, what all the world desires to have - power". Zu König George III soil Boulton gesagt haben: „I am engaged, your Majesty, in the production of...
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The Making of the United Kingdom

Nigel Kelly, Jane Shuter, Rosemary Rees - 1998 - 96 Seiten
...Boulton and Watt's factory in Soho. Boswell wrote this after the visit. I shall never forget Mr Boulton's expression to me: 'I sell here, Sir, what all the world desires to have power'. This is a diagram of a typical 'sun and planet gear'. The driving rod (A) goes up and down (parallel...
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Britain 1750-1900

Nigel Kelly, Rosemary Rees, Jane Shuter - 1998 - 96 Seiten
...Boulton and Watt's factory in Soho. Boswell wrote this after the visit. I shall never forget Mr Boulton's expression to me: 'I sell here, Sir, what all the world desires to have power'. This is a diagram of a typical 'sun and planet gear'. The driving rod (A) goes up and down (parallel...
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For the Love of It: Amateuring and Its Rivals

Wayne C. Booth - 1999 - 237 Seiten
..."Dean laughed. 'Not to me.'" James Boswell's acquaintance put it, praising his own work as engineer: "I sell here, Sir, what all the world desires to have — POWER." Mandeville's slogan equating "private vices" and "public benefits" reached a peak not long ago with...
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The Machine in the Garden: Technology and the Pastoral Ideal in America

Leo Marx - 2000 - 414 Seiten
...with us: for it was a scene which I should have been glad to contemplate by his light. The vastness and the contrivance of some of the machinery would have 'matched his mighty mind.' " In Johnson's absence, however, Boswell quotes the "iron chieftain's" own account of his work. "I...
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The Creation of the Modern World: The Untold Story of the British Enlightenment

Roy Porter, Former Professor of the Social History of Medicine Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine Roy Porter - 2000 - 727 Seiten
...shall never forget Mr Boulton's expression to me,' recalled James Boswell of a visit to the Soho works: '"I sell here, Sir, what all the world desires to...Power." He had about seven hundred people at work ... he seemed to be a father to this tribe.' 37 In a motif congenial to minds analysing the transition...
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Money & Power: The History of Business

Howard Means, CNBC Staff - 2001 - 274 Seiten
...Samuel Johnson arrived in 1 774 for a look at the works, Boulton commented to the famous literary czar: "I sell here, Sir, what all the world desires to have — power." Even taken metaphorically, it was no idle boast. Matthew Boulton stood at the center of industrial...
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A Life of James Boswell

Peter Martin - 2002 - 613 Seiten
...the dawning industrial age. If only Johnson had come with them to see the factory, for 'the vastness and the contrivance of some of the machinery would have "matched his mighty mind".' Boswell wanted to linger in Birmingham to glean more from Hector, but after a day they pushed on to...
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Transactions of the Royal Historical Society: Volume 12: Sixth Series

Royal Historical Society - 2003 - 514 Seiten
...never forget Mr Boulton's expression to me', recalled James Boswell of a visit to the Soho works: ' "I sell here, Sir, what all the world desires to have,...POWER". He had about seven hundred people at work ... he seemed to be a father to this tribe.' Like Boulton, his friend Josiah Wedgwood was one of a...
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The Meaning of Technology. Selected Readings from

Montserrat Ginés Gibert, Upc Edicions Upc - 2010 - 224 Seiten
...i el tractament informàtic, i la distribució d'exemplars mitjançant lloguer o préstec públics. "I sell here, Sir, what all the world desires to have — POWER" Matthew Boulton, 1776 "It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity....
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