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" We have said that Mr. Watt was the great Improver of the steamengine ; but, in truth, as to all that is admirable in its structure, or vast in its utility, he should rather be described as its Inventor. It was by his inventions that its action was so... "
Epoch men, and the results of their lives - Page 307
by Samuel Neil - 1865 - 312 pages
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The Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany, Volume 84

1819
...away before it shall have " gathered all its fame." We have said that Mr Watt was the great improcvr of the steam-engine ; but, in truth, as to all that...admirable in its structure, or vast in its utility, he should rather be described as its inventar. It was by his inventions that its action was so regulated...
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An Illustration of the Principles of Elocution ...

William Brittainham Lacey - 1828 - 300 pages
...JEFFREY'S Character of Mr. WATT. We have said that Mr. Watt was the great improver of the Steam -Engine ; but in truth, as to all that is admirable in its structure, or vast in its utility, he should rather be described as its inventor. It was by his inventions, that its action was so regulated...
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Stuart's Descriptive History of the Steam Engine

Robert Stuart - 1829 - 249 pages
...have gathered all its fame. We have said that Mr. Watt was the great improver of the Steam Engine ; but in truth, as to all that is admirable in its structure, or vast in its utility, he should rather be deaction ; and in looking at it for the first time, he had all the pleasure of...
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The Law Magazine: Or, Quarterly Review of Jurisprudence, Volume 12

1834
...Walter Scott.) • i:r•n/. " We have said that Mr. Watt was the great improver of the steam engine ; but in truth, as to all that is admirable in its structure, or vast in its utility, he should rather be described as its inventor. It was by his inventions that its action was so contrived...
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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham, Volume 13

Englishmen - 1837
...will probably pass away before it shall have 'gathered all its fame.' We have said that Mr Watt was the great improver of the steam-engine ; but, in truth,...admirable in its structure, or vast in its utility, he should rather be described as its inventor. It was by his inventions that its action was so regulated...
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Life of James Watt

François Arago - 1839 - 142 pages
...will probably pass away before it shall have " gathered all its fame." We have said that Mr Watt was the great improver of the steam-engine ; but, in truth,...admirable in its structure, or vast in its utility, he should rather be described as its inventor. It was by his inventions that its action was so regulated...
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Historical eloge of James Watt, tr. with additional notes by J.P. Muirhead

Dominique François J. Arago - 1839
...will probably pass away, before it shall have gathered " all its fame." We have said that Mr. Watt was the great improver of the steam-engine; but, in truth,...admirable in its structure, or vast in its utility, he should rather be described as its inventor. It was by his inventions that its action was so regulated,...
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The Steam Engine Explained and Illustrated: With an Account of Its Invention ...

Dionysius Lardner - 1840 - 535 pages
...gathered ' all its fame.' We have said that Mr. Watt was the great " improver of the steam engine; but, in truth, as to all that is admirable " in its structure, or vast in its utility, he should rather be described as its " inventor. It was by his inventions, that its action was so regulated...
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The steam engine familiarly explained and illustrated; with an historical ...

Dionysius Lardner - 1840 - 350 pages
...gathered ' all its fame.' We have said thait Mr. Watt was the great ' improver of the steam engine; but, in truth, as to all that is admirable ' in its structure, or vast in its utility, he should rather be described as its ' inventor. It was by his inventions, that its action was so regulated...
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A Comprehensive History of the Woollen and Worsted Manufactures ..., Volume 1

James Bischoff - 1842
...improvement of Arkwright. " James Watt, if not the inventor, was the great improver of the steam engine, and in truth, as to all that is admirable in its structure, or vast in its utility, he was virtually the inventor. It was by his ingenuity that its action was so regulated as to make...
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