The Life of Thomas Telford civil engineer with an
introductory history of roads and travelling in Great Britian
by Samuel Smiles
"Let us travel, and wherever we find no facility for
travelling from a city to a town, from a village to a
hamlet, we may pronounce the people to be barbarous"
"The opening up of the internal communications of a
country is undoubtedly the first and most important
element of its growth in commerce and civilization"
EARLY ROADS AND MODES OF TRAVELLING
CHAPTER I. Old Roads
Roads as agents of civilization