Local Records; Or, Historical Register of Remarkable Events, which Have Occured in Northumberland & Durham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Berwicks-upon-Tweed: With Biographical Notices of Deceased Persons of Talent, Influence, &c., in the District. 1832-1857. Being a Continuation of the Work, Under the Same Title, Published by the Late Mr. Sykes

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Página 278 - Durham, had been invited to attend the annual meeting of the " North of England Society for the promotion of the Fine Arts," and to partake of a public breakfast.
Página 246 - I was in education, and made up my mind that he should not labour under the same defect, but that I would put him to a good school, and give him a liberal training. I was, however, a poor man ; and how do you think I managed ? I betook myself to mending my neighbours...
Página 246 - I went to Liverpool, to plan a line to Manchester. I there pledged myself to attain a speed of ten miles an hour. 1 said I had no doubt the locomotive might be made to go much faster, but we had better be moderate at the beginning. The directors said I was quite right ; for if, when they went to Parliament, I talked of going at a greater rate than ten miles an hour, I would put a cross on the concern.
Página 246 - I said to my friends that there was no limit to the speed of such an engine, provided the works could be made to stand.
Página 246 - But I put up with every rebuff, and went on with my plans, determined not to be put down.
Página 141 - S.'a home was at Alton Grange, near Leicester. He saw but little of it, however, as he was often travelling on business for weeks at a time. During the three years ending 1837, he was principal engineer on the North Midland, York and North Midland, Manchester and Leeds, Birmingham and Derby, and Sheffield and Rotherham Railways. In 1836 alone, 214 miles of railway were put under his direction, involving a capital of five millions. He has been known to dictate reporta and letters for twelve continuous...
Página 246 - I pledged myself to the directors to attain a speed of ten miles an hour. I said I had no doubt the locomotive might be made to go much faster, but that we had better be moderate at the beginning. The directors said I was quite right ; for...
Página 124 - Durham has appeared to me as dangerous, and likely to do such incalculable mischief that, even if you were my own brother, I should oppose you by all the means in my power.
Página 71 - ... began. Mr. Carlyle was proposed by Sir John Dobede, and seconded by Mr. Herbert. Lord Mount Severn, than whom not a busier man was there, would willingly have been proposer and seconder too, but he had no local influence in the place. Sir Francis Levison was proposed also by two gentlemen of standing. The show of hands was declared to be in favour of Mr. Carlyle. It was about twenty to one.
Página 246 - It was not an easy task for me to keep the engine down to ten miles an hour, but it must be done, and I did my best. I had to place myself in that most unpleasant of all positions — the witness-box of a Parliamentary Committee.

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