James Brindley and the Early Engineers

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J. Murray, 1864 - 320 pagina's
 

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Pagina 5 - More Worlds than One. The Creed of the Philosopher and the Hope of the Christian.
Pagina 28 - History of Rome. From the Earliest Times to the Establishment of the Empire. With the History of Literature and Art.
Pagina 22 - History of Latin Christianity ; including that of the Popes to the Pontificate of Nicholas V.
Pagina 270 - ... Gentlemen come to view our eighth wonder of the world, the subterranean navigation which is cutting by the great Mr. Brindley, who handles rocks as easily as you would plum-pies, and makes the four elements subservient to his will. He is as plain a looking man as one of the boors of the Peak, or one of his own carters ; but when he speaks all ears listen, and every mind is filled with wonder at the things he pronounces to be practicable.
Pagina 161 - ... one large dish of water-pottage, made of oatmeal, water, and a little salt, boiled thick, and poured into a dish. At the side was a pan or basin of milk, and the master and apprentices, each with a wooden spoon in his hand, without loss of time, dipped into the same dish, and thence into the milk-pan, and as soon as it was finished they all returned to their work.
Pagina 28 - HISTORY OF FRANCE; from the Earliest Times to the Establishment of the Second Empire, 1852.
Pagina 289 - In order, therefore, to be quiet and uninterrupted while he was in search of the necessary expedients, he generally retired to his bed; and he has been known to lie there one, two, or three days, till he had attained the object in view. He would then get up, and execute his design without any drawing or model. Indeed, it never was his custom to make either, unless he was obliged to do it to satisfy his employers.
Pagina 290 - Canal. visit to the theatre, when in London, was also his last. Shut out from the humanising influence of books, and without any taste for the politer arts, his mind went on painfully grinding in the mill of mechanics. "He never seemed in his element...
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