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London Recreations

The wish of per­sons in the hum­bler classes of life, to ape the man­ners and cus­toms of those whom for­tune has placed above them, is of­ten the sub­ject of re­mark, and not un­fre­quently of com­plaint. The in­cli­na­tion may, and no…

Sketches of London: The River

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‘Are you fond of the wa­ter?’ is a ques­tion very fre­quently asked, in hot sum­mer weath­er, by am­phibi­ous-look­ing young men. ‘Very,’ is the gen­eral reply. ‘An’t you?’—‘Hardly ever off it,’ is the re­sponse, ac­com­pa­nied by sun­dry ad­jec­tives, ex­pres­sive of the…

Sketches of London: Early Coaches

We have of­ten won­dered how many months’ in­ces­sant trav­el­ling in a post-chaise it would take to kill a man; and won­der­ing by anal­ogy, we should very much like to know how many months of con­stant trav­el­ling in a suc­ces­sion of…

Hackney-Coach-Stands

We main­tain that hack­ney-coaches, prop­erly so called, be­long solely to the me­trop­o­lis. We may be told, that there are hack­ney-coach stands in Ed­in­burgh; and not to go quite so far for a con­tra­dic­tion to our po­si­tion, we may be re­minded…