Sheffield: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases-Icon Group

  • Title: Sheffield: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
  • Author: Icon Group
  • Released: 2008-11-26
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  • Pages: 410
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  • ASIN: B001Q91ZXA


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This has been done in some cases at Sheffield, and in other places.
–Charles Babbage in On the Economy Of Machinery And Manufactures.

There in the palace at Sheffield they've got furnaces, and he wants his water hot. They can't bile that amount of water away off there at the sea.
–Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

From Nottingham I go to Sheffield; from Sheffield to Manchester; from Manchester to Liverpool; from Liverpool to London; from London to Bristol.
–Samuel Taylor Coleridge in Biographia Epistolaris (ed Turnbull), vol 1.

You shall pay the carriage for the London and Birmingham parcels; I for the Sheffield, Derby, Nottingham, Manchester, and Liverpool.
–Samuel Taylor Coleridge in Biographia Epistolaris (ed Turnbull), vol 1.

It was easy enough to find out the wholesale cutlers, who had manufactured the knife at Sheffield, by the mark on the blade.
–Wilkie Collins in Little Novels.

Drake and Fenner were the first English captains who attacked the unwieldy leviathans: then came Fenton, Southwell, Burton, Cross, Raynor, and then the lord admiral, with Lord Thomas Howard and Lord Sheffield.
–Edward Creasy in The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World from Marathon to Waterloo.

He had also paid a flying visit to the manager of the Hopwood Manufacturing Company in Sheffield, where Coburn had been employed.
–Freeman Wills Croft in The Pit Prop Syndicate.

I find it very curious to see my own infant face, looking up at me from the Crocodile stories; and to be reminded by it of my old acquaintance Brooks of Sheffield.
–Charles Dickens in David Copperfield.

I was quite relieved to find that it was only Brooks of Sheffield; for, at first, I really thought it was I.
–Charles Dickens in David Copperfield.

I took the opportunity of asking if she was at all acquainted with Mr. Brooks of Sheffield, but she answered No, only she supposed he must be a manufacturer in the knife and fork way.
–Charles Dickens in David Copperfield.
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