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" Of all inventions, the alphabet and the printing press alone excepted, those inventions which abridge distance have done most for the civilization of our species. "
Overland Monthly: Devoted to the Development of the Country - Page xxxv
1906
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The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, Volume 1

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1849 - 470 pages
...difficulty which our ancestors found in passing from place to place. Of all inventions, the alphabet and the printing press alone excepted, those inventions which abridge distance have done most for the civilisation of our species. Every improvement of the means of locomotion benefits mankind morally...
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Friends' Review: A Religious, Literary and Miscellaneous Journal, Volume 2

1849
...the most popular authors of the day, has remarked, that, " of all inventions, the alphabet and the printing press alone excepted, those inventions which abridge distance have done most for the civilization of our species. Every improvement of the means of locomotion benefits mankind morally...
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Southern Literary Messenger, Volume 15

1849 - 820 pages
...is one of the pillars of the Constitution. "Of all inventions," says Macaulay, "the alphabet and the printing press alone excepted, those inventions which abridge distance have done most for the civilization of our species." Every improvement, oy which time or distance from place to place...
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The History of England from the Accession of James II.

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1849 - 464 pages
...difficulty which our ancestors found in passing from place to place. Of all inventions, the alphabet and the printing press alone excepted, those inventions which abridge distance have done most for the civilisation of our species. Every ' improvement of the means of locomotion benefits mankind morally...
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The Calcutta Review, Volume 18

1852 - 556 pages
...checked the advance in civilization of our forefathers, " Of all inven' tions, the alphabet and the printing press alone excepted, ' those inventions which abridge distance have done most ' for the civilization of our species. Every improvement of ' the means of locomotion benefits mankind, morally...
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The Calcutta Review, Volume 18

1852 - 566 pages
...checked the advance in civilization of our forefathers, " Of all inven' tions, the alphabet and the printing press alone excepted, ' those inventions which abridge distance have done most ' for the civilization of our species. Every improvement of ' the means of locomotion benefits mankind, morally...
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The Edinburgh Review, Volume 119

1864 - 632 pages
...1810-1822. ' C\f all inventions,' says Lord Macaulay, in his ' History of ' England,' ' the alphabet and the printing press alone ' excepted, those inventions which abridge distance have done ' most for the civilisation of our species.' ' Every improve' mcnt,' he adds, ' of the means of locomotion benefits...
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The Domestic Life, Character, and Customs of the Natives of India

James Kerr - 1865 - 410 pages
...parliamentary committee of 1853. f Macaulay has well said that of all inventions, the alphabet and the printing press alone excepted, " those inventions which abridge distance have done most for our species. Every improvement of the means of locomotion benefits mankind morally and intellectually...
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The Life, Times and Scientific Labours of the Second Marquis of Worcester

Henry Dircks - 1865 - 670 pages
...difficulty which our ancestors found in passing from place to place. Of all inventions, the alphabet and the printing press alone excepted, those inventions which abridge distance have done most for the civilization of our species." He then adds, speaking of steam, that it has "in our day, produced...
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Explorations of the Highlands of the Brazil: With a Full Account ..., Volume 1

Sir Richard Francis Burton - 1869 - 472 pages
...Longmans, 1866. CHAPTER X. FROM BARR03O TO SAO JOAO D'EL-REI. " Of all inventions, the alphabet and the printing press alone excepted, those inventions which abridge distance have done most for the civilization of our species." Macavluy. RISING before dawn on the next day, we found from the...
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