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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…