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" Suppose, now, one of these engines to be going along a railroad at the rate of nine or ten miles an hour, and that a cow were to stray upon the line and get in the way of the engine ; would not that, think you, be a very awkward circumstance ? "  "
Tait's Edinburgh magazine - Page 459
1857
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Titan, Volume 26

English literature - 1858
...Stcphenson during his examination. One member of (Committee put the following case: — ' Suppose, DW, one of these engines to be going along a railroad at the rate of nine or ten miles an bour, and that a cow were to stray upon the line, and get in the way of the engine, would not that,...
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The Little gleaner, Volumes 17-18

Septimus Sears - 1854
...to run twelve miles an hour. A grave-looking gentleman, thinking to put him down, said : " Suppose one of these engines to be going along a railroad...hour, and that a cow were to stray upon the line, would not that be a very awkward circumstance ?" "Yes," replied Mr. Stephenson, "very awkward indeed...
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The Life of George Stephenson, Railway Engineer

Samuel Smiles - Collection locomotives - 1857 - 517 pages
...the members of the Committee pressed the witness a little further. He put the following case : — " Suppose, now, one of these engines to be going along...get in the way of the engine ; would not that, think you, be a very awkward circumstance ? " " Yes," replied the witness, with a twinkle in his eye, " very...
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The Life of George Stephenson: Railway Engineer

Samuel Smiles - Locomotives - 1857 - 546 pages
...following case : — " Suppose, now, one of these engines to * Evidence, ]>p. 205— C. f Ibid. p. 207. be going along a railroad at the rate of nine or ten...get in the way of the engine ; would not that, think you, be a very awkward circumstance ? " " Yes," replied the witness, with a twinkle in his eye, " verry...
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Our home islands [by T. Milner, Volume 3

Thomas Milner - 1857
...seeking to stride across the land of the country. The following question was asked objectively : — " Suppose, now, one of these engines to be going along...hour, and that a cow were to stray upon the line, and got in the way of the engine, would not think you, be a very awkward circumstance 1 " "Yes," replied...
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Friends Intelligencer, Volume 14

Society of Friends - 1858
...the members of the Committee pressed the witness a little further. He put the following case : — < Suppose, now, one of these engines to be going along a railroad at the rate of nine or tea miles au hour, and that a cow were to stray upon the line and get in the way of the engine ; would...
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Eminent men and popular books (papers) [by S. Lucas]. From 'The Times'.

Samuel Lucas - Authors - 1859 - 310 pages
...the members of the committee pressed the witness a little further. He put the following case : — 'Suppose, now, one of these engines to be going along...get in the way of the engine; would not that, think you, be a very awkward circumstance ?' 'Yes,' replied the witness, with a twinkle in his eye, ' verry...
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Men who Have Risen: A Book for Boys

James Hogg - Biography - 1859 - 312 pages
...is told of Stephenson during his examination. A member of committee put the following case : — " Suppose, now, one of these engines to be going along...get in the way of the engine, would not that, think you, be a very awkward circumstance ?" — " Yes," replied the witness, in his Northumbrian speech;...
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The story of the life of George Stephenson, railway engineer. Abridged

Samuel Smiles - 1859
...the members of the Committee pressed the witness a little further. He put the following case : — " Suppose, now, one of these engines to be going along...get in the way of the engine ; would not that, think you, be a very awkward circumstance ? " " Yes," replied the witness, with a twinkle in CHAP. X. DEFECTS...
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The Guardian, Volumes 10-11

Conduct of life - 1859
...174 The Two Soliloquies. [June, " Suppose one of these engines to be going along a railroad at tbe rate of nine or ten miles an hour, and that a cow were to stray upon the line, would not that be a very awkward circumstance ?" "Yes," replied Mr. Stephenson, "very awkward, indeed...
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