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" that we have invented this manner of corresponding and franking our letters.' Mr Hill, having heard of this incident, introduced it into his first pamphlet on postal reform, as a lively illustration of the absurdity of the old system. It was by an inadvertency... "
The Stamp-collector's magazine - 74. oldal
1863
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The Book of Days: A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in ..., 2. kötet

Robert Chambers - 1832
...natural, did so. The postman had scarce left the place, when the young barmaid confessed that she nad learned all that she was likely to know from the letter...absurdity of the old system. It was by an inadvertency on the part of a modern historical writer that Mr Hill was ever described as the person to whom the incident...

Her Majesty's Mails: An Historical and Descriptive Account of the British ...

William Lewins - 1864 - 348 oldal
...pre-conceived t1ick : she and her brother having agreed that a few hieroglyphics on the back of the letter should tell her all she wanted to know, whilst the...manner of corresponding and franking our letters." argued, that if the postage of letters were reduced to a penny it would not stop smuggling : in which...

Her Majesty's Mails: An Historical and Descriptive Account of the British ...

William Lewins - 1864 - 348 oldal
...pre-conceived ttick : she and her brother having agreed that a few hieroglyphics on the back of the letter should tell her all she wanted to know, whilst the...manner of corresponding and franking our letters." argued, that if the postage of letters were reduced to a penny it would not stop smuggling : in which...

Her Majesty's Mails: A History of the Post-office, and an Industrial Account ...

William Lewins - 1865 - 339 oldal
...preconceived trick : she and her brother having agreed that a few hieroglyphics on the back of the letter should tell her all she wanted to know, whilst the...invented this manner of corresponding and franking our lettera." of letters." Notwithstanding this testimony, the evidence of the Post-office officials on...

Her Majesty's Mails: A History of the Post-office, and an Industrial Account ...

William Lewins - 1865 - 339 oldal
...preconceived trick : she and her brother having agreed that a few hieroglyphics on the back of the letter should tell her all she wanted to know, whilst the...We are so poor," she added, " that we have invented tliis manner of corresponding and franking our letters." of letters." Notwithstanding this testimony,...

The Book of Days: A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in ..., 2. kötet

Robert Chambers - 1883
...resistance, which the humane tourist deemed quite natural, did so. The postman had scarce left tue place, when the young barmaid confessed that she had...absurdity of the old system. It was by an inadvertency on the part of a modern historical writer that Mr Hill was ever described as the person to whom the incident...

Posts & Telegraphs, Past and Present: With an Account of the Telephone and ...

William Tegg - 1878 - 318 oldal
...her and her brother (the sender of the letter) she was enabled to find out all she wanted to know. " We are so poor," she added, " that we have invented...manner of corresponding and franking our letters." •.' , • THE ANCIENT SUPERSCRIPTION OF LETTERS. THE Custom of adding to the direction of letters...

Epochs and episodes of history

Epochs - 1882
...without going to the expense of writing, or rather of paying for letters. "We are so poor," she said, " that we have invented this manner of corresponding and 'franking' our letters." Franking letters was the privilege of the Government and members of the legislature, and by means of...

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 137. kötet

1885
...preconceived trick — she and her brother having agreed that a few hieroglyphics on the back of the letter should tell her all she wanted to know, whilst the letter would contain no writing." — The Royal Mail, pp. 181, 182. When we consider the interests of hearts and homes, it is clear that...

The Book of Days: A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in ..., 2. kötet

Robert Chambers - 1864
...at once offered to pay the postage, and in spite of the girl's resistance, which the humane tonnst deemed quite natural, did so. The postman had scarce...absurdity of the old system. It was by an inadvertency on the part of a modern historical writi-r that Mr Hill was ever described as the person to whom the incident...




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