The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales: Adapted to the Most Recent Statistical Arrangements, and Lines of Railroad and Canal Communication, with a Complete County-atlas of England ... Maps of Wales, and an Appendix, Containing ... the Census of 1841, Volume 3

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A. Fullarton & Company, 1851 - Great Britain

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Page 261 - ... the art of directing the great sources of power in nature for the use and convenience of man...
Page 261 - Engineer, being the art of directing the great sources of power in Nature for the use and convenience of man, as the means of production and of traffic in states both for external and internal trade, as applied in the construction of roads, bridges, aqueducts, canals, river navigation and docks, for internal intercourse and exchange, and in the construction of ports, harbours, moles, breakwaters and lighthouses, and in the art of navigation by artificial power for the purposes of commerce, and in...
Page 261 - ... by the assigning of honorary rewards to works of great literary merit, and to important discoveries in literature ; and by establishing a correspondence with learned men in foreign countries, for the purpose of literary inquiry and information.
Page 260 - British empire, a public institution for diffusing the knowledge and facilitating the general introduction of useful mechanical inventions and improvements, and for teaching, by courses of philosophical lectures and experiments, the application of science to the common purposes of life.
Page 143 - To alter the constitution of the committee for the affairs of the estate of the trustees of the Liverpool Docks...
Page 206 - ... and, in the west, two castles well fortified. Further westward, about two miles, on the banks of the river, was the royal palace (at Westminster), ' an incomparable structure, guarded by a wall and bulwarks.' Between this and the city was a continued suburb, mingled with large and beautiful gardens and orchards belonging to the citizens, who were themselves every where known, and respected, above all others, for their ' civil demeanour, their goodly apparel, their table, and their discourse.
Page 346 - ... chiefly on the tops of natural hills, and which can be attributed to none of the various people who have ever dwelt in the adjacent country, except to the ancient Britons, although, indeed, the subsequent conquerors, Romans, Saxons, and Danes, and even the Normans, have, on certain emergencies, made use of them on account of their great original strength ; and although erroneous and hasty conjectures, and even the crude reports of the country, have often called them Roman, Danish, or Saxon, yet...
Page 337 - ... the mayor, jurats, and commonalty of the king's town and parish of Maidstone...
Page 232 - Bridge was 5 inches, and this was thought a very trifling sinking. The total width of the water-way between the arches is 690 feet, at all times of the tide ; which is 66 feet more than the old bridge afforded at high-water mark. The length of the bridge, from the extremities of the abutments, is 928 feet, within the abutments ; 782 feet. The roadway is 53 feet, between the parapets, being 8 feet wider than the old bridge, and 1 1 feet wider than any other bridge on the Thames.
Page 223 - I should vex myself all the day long with the fantastic mixture of every style of architecture and decoration — the absence of all pure taste — the total want of feeling of measure and proportion. Even the great entrance-hall does not answer its object, because the principal staircase is on one side, and an immense space, scarcely lighted, seems to extend before you as you enter, to no purpose whatever.

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