20mph trains set to revolutionise travel for Irish rail users

November, 1834.

November, 1834.

The Steam Coach Company, Sir Henry Parnell, Bart., MP Chairman, purposing to extend their act of incorporation to Ireland, have now contemplated a splendid steam coach.

In the first instance its operation will be confined to the metropolis, Kingstown, Bray, Howth, and the other outlets, and when the public are convinced by personal observation of its perfect safety and extraordinary speed, twenty mile per hour on ordinary roads, it will be extended to greater distances.

Dublin to Limerick will, we believe, be the first line of road on which as a public conveyance the steam coach will be used. It may be expected in Dublin in the first week of December.

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“I have always preserved my reputation,” said Mrs M. the other evening in the greenroom, addressing herself rather pointedly to Mrs K.

“You always set a ridiculous value on trifles,” rejoined the insulted fair.

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From microscopic observation it has been computed that the skin is perforated by a thousand holes in a square inch. If the whole surface of the body be estimated at ten square feet, it must contain no fewer than 2,304,000 pores!

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The happiness of life is so nice a thing, that like the sensitive plant, it shrinks away even upon thinking of it.