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Of Mr. Gordon's “ Historical and Practical Treatise upon Elemental Locomotion," and “ Journal of Elemental Locomotion.” The following Notices of these two Works, by the Public Press, are selected from a

great number of others equally recommendatory. “ The facts which Mr. Gordon elucidates “ The political advantages have been adfrom the parliamentary evidence of prac vocated by Mr. Broun : who, in a series of tical and experienced engineers, sufficiently papers, addressed to the Agricultural and convince us that elementary power can be Commercial Classes, has laid the foundarendered subservient to the purposes of

tion of a new school of political economy, locomotion in almost any circumstances. which immediately will prostrate those of We are also satisfied that the improvements Malthus and Ricardo; for, instead of exwhich have lately been made upon the pending itself upon unproductive theosteam engine, and the machinery of car retical researches, as to the cause of national riages, are such as to obviate every diffi wealth on the one hand or national poverty culty that has hitherto impeded the progress on the other, it at once proposes practically of locomotive engines on common roads. to make the wants of the people the fulcrum, These facts are indeed established beyond and the conversion of steam to economic a doubt.”— New Monthly Magazine. purposes the lever by which to raise up

“We do not hesitate to say, that the in our whole prostrate interests, and achieve formation given in this Treatise is of the the formation of a community at home, who inost vital importance to the interests not will make cheap bread at home, and be so only of the British nation, but of the whole remunerated as to be able to consume human race. Were the changes which are prosperously commodities made at home.” advocated and contemplated effected, it is Parliamentary Review. impossible to calculate the beneficial re “ We recommend the consideration of sults which would accrue to society. Steam this subject to all those who desire to procarriages might be made to serve almost mote the prosperity and happiness of Great every purpose for which animal power is

Britain. Our coal and iron are far more now employed.” Edinburgh Evening

valuable than gold and diamonds: they are Post.

the ready means of putting in motion all “ The convulsions which our mercantile the gigantic operations of our almost supercommunity has experienced within the last human machinery: nothing is wanting but few years, seem to have produced a narrow the means of giving life and impulse to the niindedness and selfishness

among

its stagnant industry of the country."- Courier. wealthy members, and to have reared a “ With respect to the capabilities of the species of barrier betwixt capital and labor. country to support its present population Misery has been the consequence alike to from food grown upon its own soil, we have the hoarder of money, and to the starving been struck with this very clever Publicapanper. The great revolution contemplated tion upon Locomotion, from which it ap- , in our system of commercial transportations, pears that the substitution of inanimate for appears to be the one principal means by brute power will be the fair and only which our Malthusian evils will be practi means of remedying pauperism.”—London cally subverted. We have alluded to this Literary Gazette. subject for the purpose

of awakening “ To the political advantages of steam Christians and Philanthropists to its im carriages, their great unity, strength, and portance."--Christian Advocate, 4th Sept. consequent security, their effect in drawing 1833.

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in diffusing throughout the whole the com country, it also opens up to more distant mon feelings as well as the common in parts of the empire the avenues of wealth terests, and in increasing the efficiency of and industry; if, while it diminishes the its means of defence—must be added to amount of cruelty to brutes, it also prevents their certain results of developing its na that moral degradation which invariably tural powers of sustaining and rendering accompanies its infliction. If we shall happy an increased population.”—Globe, succeed in displacing horses, by the very 17th Sept. 1832.

machinery that formerly displaced men, and “ This may well be called a national thus remedy, by machinery, a few of the project: for in our own belief it is the evils of which it has been the cause; if; commencement of a new and brilliant era by diminishing the consumption of corn, we in our own country.”—Dumfries Journal. take one penny from the price of the poor

In every way“we do look forward to the man's loaf, or one pang from the ills of his change as the instrument of great good. lot, we shall attain a high and noble end If, while it provides us with an accelerated an end worthy of 'a Newton's genius and mode of conveyance, economizing valuable a nation's boast.'Foreign Quarterly Retime, and concentrating the energies of the view, Oct. 1832.

* These Works are published by B. Stuart, Cheapside, and also to be had at Mr. Gordon's Office, 37, Southampton Street, Strand.

w. LAKE, PRINTER, 50, OLD BAILEY.

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