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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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Curiosities of Law and Lawyers

James Paterson - Law - 1899 - 790 pages
...weight in a measure ceases." The senior wrangler was taken aback, but he next put a poser to George. " Suppose now one of these engines to be going along...and get in the way of the engine, would not that, thiuk you, be a very awkward circumstance?" "Yes," replied George, " very awkward for the coo I " The...
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Making a Life

Cortland Myers - Conduct of life - 1900 - 326 pages
...going at nine miles an hour, the cargo would upset." One of the committee put the following question: " Suppose, now, one of these engines to be going along a railroad at a rate of nine or ten miles an hour, and that a cow were to stray upon the line, and get in the way...
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A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year, Volume 2

Edwin Emerson - History, Modern - 1900
...steam. When Stephenson was examined by a Parliamentary committee, one of the members put this question: "Suppose, now, one of these engines to be going along a railroad at a rate of nine or ten miles an hour, and that a cow were to stray upon the line, and get in the way...
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Ten Englishmen of the Nineteenth Century: Wellington, Canning, Stephenson ...

James Richard Joy - Biography - 1902 - 260 pages
...One 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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Ten Englishmen of the Nineteenth Century: Wellington, Canning, Stephenson ...

James Richard Joy - Biography - 1902 - 260 pages
...the smooth rails, but he knew that they would bite without teeth. One of the committee said, "Suppose that a cow were to stray upon the line and get in the way of the engine; would not that be a very awkward circumstance?" To which the countryman had a ready reply, "Very awkward — for the...
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English Railways: Statistically Considered

John Fraser (F. C. A.) - Railroads - 1903 - 279 pages
...occasions, is still worth repetition. When asked, " Suppose, now, one of your engines to be " going at the rate of nine or ten miles an " hour, and that...and get in the way of the engine, " would not that be very awkward ?" his quaint reply was merely " Yes, yes, very a'k'ard " for the coo." Between the...
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Lives of the Engineers George and Robert Stephenson: The Locomotive, Volume 5

Samuel Smiles - Engineers - 1904 - 466 pages
...following case:—" Suppose, now, one of these engines to be going along a railroad at the rate of 9 or 10 miles an hour, and that a cow were to stray upon the...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 locomotive. George and Robert Stephenson

Samuel Smiles - Engineers - 1904
...case : — " Suppose, now, one of these engines to be going along a railroad at the rate of 9 or 10 miles an hour, and that a cow were to stray upon the line 198 AWKWARD "FOR THE COO " [CHAP IX and get in the way of the engine ; would not that, think you, be...
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Historic Inventions

Rupert Sargent Holland - Inventions - 1911 - 295 pages
...his modest statements. " Suppose now," said one of the members of Parliament in questioning him, " one of these engines to be going along a railroad...line and get in the way of the engine; would not that be a very awkward circumstance?" "Yes," answered Stephenson, with a twinkling eye, " very awkward—...
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Early days; or, The Wesleyan scholar's guide

1861
...to run twelve miles an hour. A grave-looking gentleman, thinking to put bi'm 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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