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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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Wit and Wisdom; Jokes, Conundrums, Sentiments, and Aphorisms

Wit - 1860
...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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Men who have made themselves [by J. McGilchrist].

John McGilchrist - 1860
...examination before a parliamentary committee, one of the members put to Stephenson the following question : " Suppose, now, one of these engines to be going along...and that a cow were to stray upon the line, and get iu the way of the engine ; would not that, think you, be a very awkward circumstance 1 " To which Stephenson...
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The New England Farmer, Volume 12

Agriculture - 1860 - 588 pages
...engine 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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Lives of the Engineers: With an Account of Their Principal Works, Volume 3

Samuel Smiles - Engineers - 1862
...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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Lives of the Engineers, with an Account of Their Principal Works ..., Volume 3

Samuel Smiles - Engineers - 1862 - 558 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...railroad at the rate of nine or ten miles an hour, CHAP. XI. THE CROSS-EXAMINATION. 207 and that a cow were to strav upon the lino and get in the way...
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The Steady Aim: a Book of Examples and Encouragements from Modern Biography ...

William Henry Davenport Adams - 1863 - 312 pages
...upset the engine. ' Suppose now,' said one of the members 38 CHAT MOSf. of the Committee, ' suppose one of these engines to be going along a railroad...get in the way of the engine ; would not that, think you, be a very awkward circumstance ? ' ' Yes,' replied Stephenson with a laughing eye, ' very awkward...
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The Christian observer [afterw.] The Christian observer and advocate

1863
...mnkc it perfect." He was asked again, by one of the Committee, "If it would not bo very awkward if a cow were to stray upon the line and get in the way of the engine when going at the rate of nine or ten miles an hour." " Yes," replied the witness, " very awkward fur...
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Three Lectures on Roads and Road Makers ...

Henry Alexander Glass - Transportation - 1864 - 112 pages
...witness-box to depose that twelve miles an hour was not contemplated. One of the committee asked Stephenson, "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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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial Court of the ...

Massachusetts. Supreme Judicial Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1864 - 1316 pages
...which he claims to recover damages. The engineer upon the freight train testified that it was going at the rate of nine or ten miles an hour, and that the whistle was blown and the bell rung in the manne. usual when approaching the station. The plaintiff...
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The Critical Essays of a Country Parson

Andrew Kennedy Hutchison Boyd - Philosophy, English - 1865 - 414 pages
...locomotive go at twelve miles an hour.' A member of Committee, eager to put a question, said with dignity, ' Suppose, now, one of these engines to be going along a railroad at nine 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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