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Uncle Samuel's Whistle and What It Costs: A Tale (Classic Reprint)
Robert Walter Weir
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Página 16 - What a pity that this man, who was deficient neither in courage nor, we suppose, in a certain amount of intellect sufficient for all ordinary purposes, should have got himself into such a scrape merely for the sake of carrying an election over the Prince of Conti and Stanislaus ! The truth was that...
Página 11 - Pennsylvania, the Middle States, and those that extend westward along the lakes. The remainder I leave to you. Accept these terms, and I lift you at once from the slough of obscurity to the heights of fame. Reject them, and I leave you to chance. 'There is a tide in tho affairs of men, Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune.
Página 40 - ... be, and was not again brought into service until the 1st day of June last. " Subsequently the new engine was thoroughly overhauled, rollers were removed, and slides substituted, and, after making several short runs, the engineer in charge closed the house, and left for the city of New York, taking with him the keys of the engine house, to report to his employers. Shortly after this, in the month of August last, the keys of the house were returned to the Secretary of the Board, by express, and...
Página 26 - I have, indeed, commenced a poeirf about them — in humble imitation of the great engineer's favorite bard. It will be comprised in four hundred cantos, commencing thus: The D n dash-pots are gleaming like gold, And are brimming with oil as full as...
Página 8 - and "Isherwood's Engineering Precedents;" and mingled with these, divers volumes of poetry and Belles Lettres, showing that their owner, however devoted to science, is yet addicted to occasional indulgence in "Shakspeare and the musical glasses.
Página 8 - Washington — erected by a considerate posterity for the accommodation of the sculptor — gazed placidly at the City Hall, or seemed to smile upon the comfortable enterprise of those youthful Bohemians who thrive by polishing the boots of respectability. A scene of pastoral innocence and beauty ! Amidst that scene, and near the base of that imposing monument, there stood, on the lovely morning previously referred to, a man.
Página 45 - ... appertaining to her machinery, except under the direction of Mr. D n. For so small a matter as a bilgepump, which I required, Mr. Rowland informed me that he would be obliged to consult Mr.
Página 9 - My name, sir, is . My invention is a steam cut-off for application to marine engines." " Sir," said the great man, " you have come to the right shop. My foot is on my native heath, and my name is I) n." The seedy inventor bowed, and deposited his roll of paper upon the table. "Sit, my friend...
Página 15 - It was, nevertheless, an achievement of magnitude and of difficulty. Prejudice, of deep root and of long continuance, opposed me at the outset. Conventionality, embodied in the form of a naval official, frowned darkly upon the champion of progress, your humble friend. Old ideas of economy — the crude notions of our antiquated forefathers — arose before me, like battle lines in Parisian streets, before the footsteps of Kevolntion.