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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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Locomotive Engineers Journal, Volume 41

Locomotive engineers - 1907
...nine miles an hour. Another member of the committee pressed the witness a little further and said, "Suppose now, one of these engines to be going along a railroad at the rate of niue or ten miles an hour, aud that a cow were to stray upon the line and get in the way of the engine....
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The Life of George Stephenson and of His Son Robert Stephenson: Comprising ...

Samuel Smiles - Locomotives - 1868 - 501 pages
...of the members of the committee pressed the witness a little farther. 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 Rocket: Or, the Story of the Stephensons, Father and Son. A Book for Boys

Helen Cross Knight - Locomotives - 1868 - 120 pages
...kingdom. The farmers there never complain." " Well," asked one of them, " suppose, now, one of those engines to be going along a railroad at the rate of...get in the way of the engine ; would not that, think you, be a very awkward circumstance ? " " Yes," answered Stephenson, with a droll twinkle in his eye,...
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The Life of George Stephenson and of His Son Robert Stephenson: Comprising ...

Samuel Smiles - Locomotives - 1868 - 501 pages
...of the members of the committee pressed the witness a little farther. He put the following case : " Suppose, now, one of these engines to be going along a railroad at the rate of uine or ten miles an hour, and that a cow were to stray upon the line and get in the way of the engine...
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The Statesman, Volume 1

1869
...the members of the Committee put the following case: "Suppose now one of these engines to bo going on a railroad at the rate of nine or ten miles an hour,...get in the way of the engine, would not that, think you, be a very awkward circumstance ?" " Yes," replied Stephenson, with a smile, "very awkward— /or...
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The Peerage of Poverty: Or, Learners and Workers in Fields, Farms, and Factories

Edwin Paxton Hood - Great Britain - 1870 - 493 pages
...attempt to puzzle poor Stephenson as he developed pertinaciously his dream of lines of railway, said, " Suppose now, one of these engines to be going along...or ten miles an hour, and that a cow were to stray on the line and get in the way of the engine, would not that, think you, be a very awkward circumstance...
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English Essays ...: Popular tales of Hindostan and Germany. Longfellow. Pitt ...

1870
...locomotive which could run twelve miles an hour. One of the learned counsel thought to pose him by asking, "Suppose, now, one of these engines to be going along...railroad at the rate of nine or ten miles an hour, and tha4 a cow were to stray upon the line and get in the way of the eng' would not that, think you, be...
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Report of the commissioners and evidence taken by the committee of mines and ...

1872
...One of the members of the committee pressed the witness a little further, and put the following case: 'Suppose, now, one of these engines to be going along...an hour, and that a cow were to stray upon the line ; would not that, think you, be a very awkward circumstance ' Yes/ replied the witness with a twinkle...
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Closing Argument of Adolph Sutro on the Bill Before Congress to Aid the ...

Adolph Sutro - Sutro Tunnel (Nev.) - 1872 - 92 pages
...of the members of the committee pressed the witness a little further, and put the following case; " Suppose, now, one of these engines to be going along...hour, and that a cow were to stray upon the line: would not that, think you, be a very awkward circum80 stance?" ';Yes," replied the witness, with a...
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Report of the Commissioners and Evidence Taken by the Committee on Mines and ...

United States. Commission upon the Sutro Tunnel (1872) - 1872 - 8 pages
...the committee pressed the witness a little further, and put the following case: "Suppose^ now, one jf these engines to be going along a railroad at the...an hour, and that a cow were to stray upon the line : would not that, think you, be a very awkward ciroumstance?" "Yns," replied the witness, with a twinkle...
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