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" A gentleman of eminence was accordingly called in ; who, being conducted to the place where it was intended that the aqueduct should be made, ridiculed the attempt; and when the height and dimensions were communicated to him, he exclaimed, " I have often... "
A general history of inland navigation, foreign and domestic - Pągina 106
per John Phillips - 1803 - 598 pągines
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volum 63

1780
...peri-.'ii of the practicability of his delign. A gentleman of eminence was accordingly called in ; who, being conducted to the place where it was intended that the aqueduft (hould be made, ridiculed the attempt ; and when the height and dimenfions were communicated...
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THE MONTHLY REVIEW.

SEVERAL HANDS. - 1780
...intelligent perfnm of the practicability of his defign. A gentleman of eminence was accordingly called in ; who, being conducted to the place where it was intended that the aqueduil fhould be made, ridiculed the attempt ; and when the height and dimenfions were communicated...
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The general history of inland navigation: containing a complete account of ...

John Phillips - 1803 - 598 pągines
...canal was completed as far as Barton, where the Irwell is navigable for large vessels, Mr. Brinuley proposed to carry it over that river by an aqueduct...were communicated to him, he exclaimed — " I have ofren heard of castles in the air, but never was shewn before where any of them were to be erected."...
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Collins's Peerage of England; Genealogical, Biographical, and ..., Volum 3

Arthur Collins - 1812
...intelligent person of the practicability of his design. A gentleman of eminence was accordingly called in ; who, being conducted to the place where it was intended...have often heard of castles in the air ; but never before was shewn where any of them were to be erected." This unfavourable verdict did not deter the...
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Peerage of England. ...

Arthur Collins - 1812
...intelligent person of the practicability of his design. A gentleman of eminence was accordingly called in ; who, being conducted to the place where it was intended...have often heard of castles in the air ; but never before was shewn where any of them were to be erected." This unfavourable verdict did not deter the...
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The General Biographical Dictionary:: Containing an Historical and Critical ...

Alexander Chalmers - 1813
...intelligent person of the practicability of his design. A gentleman of eminence was accordingly called in ; who, being conducted to the place where it was intended...have often heard of castles in the air, but never before was shewn where any of them were to be erected." This unfavourable verdict did not deter the...
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The General Biographical Dictionary:: Containing an Historical and Critical ...

Alexander Chalmers - 1813
...intelligent person of the practicability of his design. A gentleman of eminence was accordingly called in; who, being conducted to the place where it was intended that the aqueduct should be made, ridiculed the at' tempt; and when the height and dimensions were communicated to him, he exclaimed, " I have often...
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The history of the county palatine of Chester

J H. Hanshall - 1823
...intelligent person of the practicability of his design. A gentleman of eminence was accordingly called in ; who being conducted to the place where it was intended that the aqueduct should bo made, ridiculed the attempt ; and when the height and dimensions were communicated to him, he exclaimed,...
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The Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select [by] Sholto and Reuben ..., Volum 11

1826
...intelligent person of the practicability of his design. A gentleman of eminence was accordingly called in; who being conducted to the place where it was intended that the aqueduct should be made, and shown the proposed height and dimensions, ridiculed the attempt, observing, "I have often heard...
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A Letter to M. Ricardo, Esq: In Reply to His Letter to Dr. Yates, on the ...

John Vallance - 1827 - 118 pągines
...that he could easily convince an intelligent person of the practicability of the design. An engineer of eminence was accordingly called, who, being conducted...place where it was intended that the aqueduct should hc made, ridiculed the attempt; and when the*1 height and dimensions were communicated to him, he exclaimed,...
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