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Beware of the fury of the patient man.
How poor are they that have not patience!
What wound did ever heal but by degrees?
(Shakespeare : Othello)
Samuel F. B. Morse toiled for three years and finally had a sending instrument which worked fairly well. But he had not the money to construct another. Five years after Morse had begun his work, Alfred Vail, son of Judge Stephen Vail, joined him as a working partner. The Judge gave them 2000 dollars and allowed the use of the foundry he owned. Weeks dragged on and he saw no results. He was laughed at by his friends for having put money into this wild scheme. On January 6, 1838, he was invited to his son's shop. He was asked to write the message he wished to have sent and received on the new telegraph. He wrote the message, "A patient waiter is no loser," and handed it to his son. His son clicked it off on his instrument. Morse at the other end of the line reported its receipt. The message was accurately received. The telegraph had been invented.
(Marion Florence Lansing : Science Through the Ages)