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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: A Monthly Magazine, Volume 26

1858 - 786 pages
...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 - 780 pages
...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 - 1857 - 576 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 - 1857 - 550 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 - 332 pages
...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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The North American Review, Volume 87

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - 1858 - 596 pages
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Friends' Weekly Intelligencer, Volume 14

1858 - 836 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 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 - 1859 - 368 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 - 1859 - 346 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 - 384 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 CHAP. X. DEFECTS...
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