The Story of the Telegraph, and a History of the Great Atlantic Cable: A Complete Record of the Inception, Progress, and Final Success of that Undertaking : a General History of Land and Oceanic Telegraphs : Descriptions of Telegraphic Apparatus, and Biographical Sketches of the Principal Persons Connected with the Great Work
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The Story of the Telegraph, and a History of the Great Atlantic Cable: A ...
Charles F. Briggs
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Page 98 - O ETERNAL Lord God, who alone spreadest out the heavens, and rulest the raging of the sea ; who hast compassed the waters with bounds, until day and night come to an end...
Page 43 - A wire laid across from either of the above-named places on this side will pass to the north of the Grand Banks, and rest on that beautiful plateau to which I have alluded, and where the waters of the sea appear to be as quiet and as completely at rest as it is at the bottom of a mill-pond.
Page 20 - It is impossible that old prejudices and hostilities should longer exist, while such an instrument has been created for an exchange of thought between all the nations of the earth (Briggs and Maverick, 1858: 21-22).
Page 9 - The Queen desires to congratulate the President upon the successful completion of this great international work, in which the Queen has taken the greatest interest.
Page 95 - However, upon the rocky frontlet of Ireland, at all events, to-day we will presume upon success. We are about, either by this sundown or by to-morrow's dawn, to establish a new material link between the Old World and the New. Moral links there have been — links of race, links of commerce, links of friendship, links of literature, links of glory ; but this, our new link, instead of superseding and supplanting the old ones, is to give a life and intensity they never had before.
Page 43 - These little shells, therefore, suggest the fact that there are no currents at the bottom of the sea whence they came — that...
Page 110 - I do not perceive in our present position any reason for discouragement ; but I have, on the contrary, a greater confidence than ever in the undertaking. " It has been proved beyond a doubt that no obstacle exists to prevent our ultimate success, and I see clearly how every difficulty which has presented itself in this voyage can be effectually dealt with in the next.
Page 28 - The Secretary of State, to whom was referred the resolution of the Senate of...