James Brindley and the Early Engineers

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J. Murray, 1864 - Canals - 320 pages
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Page 270 - Peak, or one of his own carters ; but when he speaks all ears listen, and every mind is filled with wonder at the things he pronounces to be practicable. He has cut a mile through bogs, which he binds up, embanking them with stones, which he gets out of other parts of the navigation, besides about a quarter of a mile into the hill Yelden, on the side of which he has a pump, which is worked by water, and a stove, the fire of which sucks through a pipe the damps that would annoy the men who are cutting...
Page 49 - Heads, for to see them, after the old custom ; and afore dinner they hunted the hare, and killed her, and thence to dinner at the head of the conduit. There was a good number entertained with good cheer by the chamberlain ; and after dinner they went to hunting the fox...
Page 49 - There was a good number entertained with good cheere by the Chamberlain, and, after dinner, they hunted the fox. There was .a great cry for a mile, and at length the hounds killed him at the end of St. Giles's. Great hallooing at his death, and blowing of homes ; and thence the Lord Mayor, with all his company, rode through London to his place in Lombard Street.
Page 164 - Bone and Skin, two millers thin, Would starve the town, or near it; But be it known to Skin and Bone, That Flesh and Blood can't bear it.
Page 161 - At seven they all came in to breakfast, which consisted of one large dish of water-pottage, made of oatmeal, water, and a little salt, boiled thick, and poured into a dish. At the side was a pan or basin of milk, and the master and apprentices, each with a wooden spoon in his hand, without loss of time, dipped into the same dish, and thence into the milk-pan, and as soon as it was finished they all returned to their work.
Page 173 - Brindley's surprise and dismay, the person consulted concurred in the view so strongly expressed by the public. He characterised the plan of the Barton aqueduct and embankment as instinct with recklessness and folly; and after expressing his unqualified opinion as to the impracticability of executing the design, he concluded his report to the Duke thus: " I have often heard of castles in the air; but never before saw where any of them were to be erected.
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Page 225 - All sorts of produce were brought to the latter town, at moderate rates, from the farms and gardens adjacent to the navigation, whilst the value of agricultural property was immediately raised by the facilities afforded for the conveyance of lime and manure, as well as by reason of the more ready access to good markets which it provided for the farming classes. The Earl of Ellesmere has not less truly than elegantly observed, that " the history of Francis Duke of Bridgewater is engraved in intaglio...

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