History, Theory, and Practice of the Electric Telegraph

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Ticknor and Fields, 1860 - Telegraph - 468 pages

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Page 214 - Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, That abundance of waters may cover thee? Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go, And say unto thee, Here we are?
Page 339 - When a man hath taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war, neither shall he be charged with any business : but he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer up his wife which he hath taken.
Page 371 - Thought-winged and shod with fire ; The angel of His stormy sky Rides down the sunken wire. What saith the herald of the Lord ? " The world's long strife is done ; Close wedded by that mystic cord, Its continents are one. " And one in heart, as one in blood, Shall all her peoples be ; The hands of human brotherhood Are clasped beneath the sea. " Through Orient seas, o'er Afric's plain And Asian mountains borne, The vigor of the Northern brain Shall nerve the world outworn.
Page 179 - ... a plateau, which seems to have been placed there especially for the purpose of holding the wires of a Submarine Telegraph, and of keeping them out of harm's way. It is neither too deep nor too shallow ; yet it is so deep that the wires but once landed, will remain for ever beyond the reach of vessels...
Page 189 - May the Atlantic telegraph, under the blessing of heaven, prove to be a bond of perpetual peace and friendship between the kindred nations, and an instrument destined by Divine Providence to diffuse religion, civilization, liberty and law throughout the world.
Page 186 - The Queen desires to congratulate the President upon the successful completion of this great international work, in which the Queen has taken the deepest interest. " The Queen is convinced that the President will join with her in fervently hoping that the Electric Cable which now connects Great Britain with the United States will prove an additional link between the nations whose friendship is founded upon their common interest and reciprocal esteem.
Page 188 - It is a triumph more glorious, because far more useful to mankind, than was ever won by conqueror on the field of battle. " May the Atlantic Telegraph, under the blessing of Heaven, prove to be a bond of perpetual peace and friendship between the kindred nations, and an instrument destined by Divine Providence to diffuse religion...
Page 413 - ... the needle would resume its ordinary position under the influence of the magnetism of the earth. I informed him that I had devised another method of producing effects somewhat similar. This consisted in opening the circuit of my large quantity magnet at Princeton, when loaded with many hundred pounds weight, by attracting upward a small piece of moveable wire, with a small intensity magnet, connected with a long wire circuit.
Page 372 - Through Orient seas, o'er Afric's plain, And Asian mountains borne, The vigour of the northern brain Shall nerve the world outworn. From clime to clime, from shore to shore Shall thrill the magic thread ; The new Prometheus steals once more The fire that wakes the dead.
Page 231 - But to my mind, — though I am native here, And to the manner born, — it is a custom More honour'd in the breach than the observance.

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