The Life of John Ericsson, Томове 1–2

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C. Scribner's sons, 1890 - 36 страници

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Страница 130 - ... in the service of any foreign prince or state, or of any colony, district, or people, to cruise or commit hostilities against the subjects, citizens, or property of any foreign prince or state, or of any colony, district, or people with whom the United States are at peace...
Страница 245 - But inequality of numbers may be compensated by invulnerability, and thus not only does economy, but naval success, dictate the wisdom and expediency of fighting with iron against wood, without regard to first cost.
Страница 109 - ... been pleased to take of my labours, had it been early, had been kind; but it has been delayed till I am indifferent and cannot enjoy it; till I am solitary and cannot impart it; till I am known and do not want it. I hope it is no very cynical asperity not to confess obligations where no benefit has been received, or to be unwilling that the Publick should consider me as owing that to a Patron which Providence has enabled me to do for myself...
Страница 333 - Last Will and Testament of John Ericsson I, JOHN ERICSSON, Civil Engineer, of the City of New York, being in good health and sound mind, do hereby make, publish, and declare this my last will and testament, hereby revoking any and all other will or wills heretofore executed by me.
Страница 259 - The language was uniformly that of scorn, or sneer, or ridicule. The loud laugh often rose at my expense ; the dry jest ; the wise calculation of losses and expenditures ; the dull but endless repetition of the Fulton Folly.
Страница 280 - Cumberland yesterday, but she got the worst of it. Her horn passed over our deck, and our sharp, upper-edged rail cut through the light-iron shoe upon her stem and well into her oak. She will not try that again.
Страница 52 - There was nothing after me," relates Mr. Collins, who fortunately lived to tell this tale of heroism ; " when I reached the upmost round of the ladder, the vessel seemed to drop from under me.
Страница 280 - Captain Ericsson, I congratulate you upon your great success. Thousands have this day blessed you. I have heard whole crews cheer you. Every man feels that you have saved this place to the nation by furnishing us with the means to whip an iron-clad frigate that was, until our arrival, having it all her own way with our most powerful vessels.
Страница 86 - Into that he has put as much of his human patience, common sense, forethought, experimental philosophy, self-control, habits of order and obedience, thoroughly wrought...
Страница 245 - I regard the possession of an iron-armored ship as a matter of the first necessity. Such a vessel at this time could traverse the entire coast of the United States, prevent all blockades, and encounter, with a fair prospect of success, their entire Navy.