Out of the darkness he rode, blacker than sin but dumber than a bag of hammers.
His biography of his father was published as a 'Life of Charles Blacker Vignoles.
In Dan Wells's book A Night of Blacker Darkness, John Keats is portrayed in a comedic tone.
In place of George Stephenson, who was now in disgrace, the railway promoters appointed George and John Rennie as engineers, who chose Charles Blacker Vignoles as their surveyor.
His hand were black with grime.