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thunder you meet with in cities. In the coun- him, who had sat all day with his feet on the try, few thunder-storms are contented to pass fender, to gobble up, at six o'clock of the over without killing at least one horse, some afternoon, as enormous a dinner as we who milch-kine, half-a-dozen sucking pigs or tur- had walked since sunrise forty or fifty miles ? keys, an old woman or two, perhaps the Minis. Because our stimulus had been greater, was ter of the parish, a man about forty, name our nourishment to be less? We don't care a unknown, and a nursing mother at the ingle, curse about stimulus. What we want, in such the child escaping with singed eye-brows, and a case, is lots of fresh food; and we hold that, a singular black mark on one of its great toes. under such circumstances, a man with a sound We say nothing of the numbers stupified, who Tory Church-and-King stomach and constituawake the day after, as from a dream, with tion cannot over-eat himself-no, not for his strange pains in their heads, and not altogether immortal soul. sure about the names or countenances of the We had almost forgot to take the deceased somewhat unaccountable people whom they Doctor to task for one of the most free-andsee variously employed about the premises, easy suggestions ever made to the ill-disposed, and making themselves pretty much at home. how to disturb and destroy the domestic happiIn towns, not one thunder-storm in fifty that ness of eminent literary characters. performs an exploit more magnanimous than introduction to eminent authors may be obknocking down an old wife from a chimney- tained,” quoth he slyly, “from the booksellers top-singeing a pair of worsted stockings that, who publish their works.” knit in an ill-starr'd hour, when the sun had The booksellers who publish the works of entered Aries, had been hung out to dry on a eminent authors have rather more common line in the back-yard, or garden as it is called sense and feeling, it is to be hoped, than this -or cutting a few inches off the tail of an old comes tomand know better what is the prowhig weathercock that for years had been vince of their profession. Any one man may, pecking the eyes out of all the airts the wind if he chooses, give any other man an introcan blaw, greedy of some still higher prefer- duction to any third man in this world. Thus
the tailor of any eminent author-or his bookOur dear deceased author proceeds to tell his seller-or his parish minister-or his butcher Traveller how to eat and drink; and remarks, -or his baker-or his “man of business"“that people are apt to imagine that they may or his house-builder-may, one and all, give indulge a little more in high living when on a such travellers as Dr. Kitchiner and others, journey. Travelling itself, however, acts as a letters of introduction to the said eminent stimulus; therefore less nourishment is re- author in prose or verse. This, we have heard, quired than in a state of rest. What you might is sometimes done but fortunately we cannot not consider intemperate at home, may occa- speak from experience, not being ourselves an sion violent irritation, fatal inflammations, &c., eminent author. The more general the interin situations where you are least able to obtain course between men of taste, feeling, cultivamedical assistance."
tion, learning, genius, the better; but that All this is very loosely stated, and must be intercourse should be brought about freely and set to rights. If you shut yourself up for of its own accord, as fortunate circumstances some fifty hours or so in a mail-coach, that permit, and there should be no impertinent keeps wheeling along at the rate of ten miles interference of selfish or benevolent go-bean hour, and changes horses in half a minute, tweens. It would seem that Dr. Kitchiner certainly for obvious reasons the less you eat thought the commonest traveller, one who was and drink the better; and perhaps an hourly almost, as it were, bordering on a Bagman, had hundred drops of laudanum, or equivalent nothing to do but call on the publisher of any grain of opium, would be advisable, so that the great writer, and get a free admission into his transit from London to Edinburgh might be house. Had the Doctor not been dead, we performed in a phantasma. But the free agent should have given him a severe rowing and ought to live well on his travels-some degrees blowing-up for this vulgar folly; but as he is better, without doubt, than when at home. dead, we have only to hope that the readers of People seldom live very well at home. There the Oracle who intend to travel will not degrade is always something requiring to be eaten up, themselves, and disgust “authors of emis that it may not be lost, which destroys the nence," by thrusting their ugly or comely faces soothing and satisfactory symmetry of an un--both are equally odious-into the privacy of exceptionable dinner. We have detected the gentlemen who have done nothing to exclude same duck through many unprincipled dis- themselves from the protection of the laws of guises, playing a different part in the farce of civilized society-or subject their firesides to domestic economy, with a versatility hardly to be infested by one-half of the curious men of have been expected in one of the most gene the country, two-thirds of the clever, and als rally despised of the web-footed tribe. When the blockheads. travelling at one's own sweet will, one feeds at a different inn every meal; and, except when the coincidence of circumstances is against you, there is an agreeable variety both in the natural and artificial disposition of the
THIRD COURSE. dishes. True that travelling may act as a Having thus briefly instructed travellers how stimulus--but false that'therefore less nourish- to get a look at Lions, the Doctor suddenly ex ment is required. Would Dr. Kitchiner, if claims—"IMPRIMIS, BEWARE OF DOGS !! «There now alive, presume to say that it was right for I have,” he says, “been many arguments, pro and con, on the dreadful disease their bite pro- with stiles or turnpikes-metropolitan streets duces--it is enough to prove that multitudes and suburban paths-and at all seasons of the of men, women, and children have died in revolving year and day; but never, as we padconsequence of having been bitten by dogs. ded the hoof along, met we nor were overtaken What does it matter whether they were the by greyhound, mastiff, or cur, in a state of hyvictims of bodily disease or mental irritation ? drophobia. We have many million times scen The life of the most humble human being is them with their tongues lolling out about a of more value than all the dogs in the world— yard--their sides pating-flag struck-and the dare the most brutal cynic say otherwise ?” whole dog showing symptoms of severe dis
Dr. Kitchiner always travelled, it appears, tress. That such travellers were not mad, we in chaises; and a chaise of one kind or other | do not assert—they may have been mad-but he recommends to all his brethren of man- they certainly were fatigued; and the differkind. Why, then, this intense fear of the ence, we hope, is often considerable between canine species? Who ever saw a mad dog weariness and insanity. Dr. Kitchiner, had he leap into the mail-coach, or even a gig? The seen such dogs as we have seen, would have creature, when so afflicted, hangs his head, fainted on the spot. He would have raised and goes snapping right and left at pedestrians. the country against the harmless jog-trotter. Poor people like us, who must walk, may well Pitchforks would have gleamed in the setting fear hydrophobia-though, thank Heaven, we sun, and the flower of the agricultural youth have never, during the course of a tolerably of a midland country, forming a levy en masse, long and well-spent life, been so much as once would have offered battle to a turnspit. The bitten by “ the rabid animal !" But what have Doctor, sitting in his coach--like Napoleon at rich authors, who loll in carriages, to dread Waterloo--would have cried “ Tout est perdu from dogs, who always go on foot ? We can- -sauve qui peut !”-and re-galloping to a pronot credit the very sweeping assertion, that vincial town, would have found refuge under multitudes of men, women, and children have the gateway of the Hen and Chickens. died in consequence of being bitten by dogs. "The life of the most humble human being," Even the newspapers do not run up the amount quoth the Doctor, “is of more value than all above a dozen per annum, from which you may the dogs in the world-dare the most brutal safely deduct two-thirds. Now, four men, wo-cynic say otherwise ?" men and children, are not a multitude." Of This question is not put to us; for so far those four, we may set down two as problema- from being the most brutal Cynic, we do not tical—having died, it is true, in, but not of belong to the Cynic school at all-being an hydrophobia-states of mind and body wide Eclectic, and our philosophy composed chiefly as the poles asunder. He who drinks two of Stoicism, Epicureanism, and Peripateticism bottles of pure spirit every day he buttons and —with a fine, pure, clear, bold dash of Platoniunbuttons his breeches, generally dies in a cism. The most brutal Cynic, if now alive state of hydrophobia-for he abhorred water, and snarling, must therefore answer for him and knew instinctively the jug containing that self-while we tell the Doctor, that so far from insipid element. But he never dies at all of holding, with him, that the life of the most hydrophobia, there being evidence to prove humble human being is of more value than all that for twenty years he had drunk nothing but the dogs in the world, we, on the contrary, brandy. Suppose we are driven to confess the verily believe that there is many an humble dog other two-why, one of them was an old wo- whose life far transcends in value the lives of man of eighty, who was dying as fast as she many men, women, and children. Whether or could hobble, at the very time she thought her- not dogs have souls, is a question in philosoself bitten--and the other a nine-year-old brat, phy never yet solved; although we have our in hooping-cough and measles, who, had there selves no doubt on the subject, and firmly benot been such a quadruped as a dog created, lieve that they have souls. But the question, would have worried itself to death before eve- as put by the Doctor, is not about souls, but ning, so lamentably had its education been about lives; and as the human soul does not neglected, and so dangerous an accomplish-die when the human body does, the death of ment is an impish temper. The twelve cases an old woman, middle-aged man, or young for the year of that most horrible disease, hy- child, is no such very great calamity, either to drophobia, have, we flatter ourselves, been themselves or to the world. Better, perhaps, satisfactorily disposed of-eight of the alleged that all the dogs now alive should be massadeceased being at this moment engaged at cred, to prevent hydrophobia, than that a huvarious handicrafts, on low wages indeed, but man soul should be lost;—but not a single hustill such as enable the industrious to live-man soul is going to be lost, although the two having died of drinking—one of extreme whole canine species should become insane old age, and one of a complication of com- to-morrow. Now, would the Doctor have laid plaints incident to childhood, their violence one hand on his heart and the other on his having, in this particular instance, been aggra- Bible, and taken a solemn oath that rather vated by neglect and a devilish temper. Where than that one old woman of a century and a now the “ multitude” of men, women, and chil- quarter should suddenly be cut off by the bite dren, who have died in consequence of being of a mad dog, he would have signed the war. bitten by mad dogs ?
rant of execution of all the packs of harriers and Gentle reader-a mad dog is a bugbear; we fox-hounds, all the pointers, spaniels, setters, have walked many hundred times the diame- and cockers, all the stag-hounds, greyhounds, ter and the circumference of this our habitable and lurchers, all the Newfoundlanders, shepgiobe-along all roads, public and private-herd-dogs, mastiffs, bull-dogs, and terriers, the infinite generation of mongrels and crosses in-| Enemy: when the door was opened, he decluded, in Great Britain and Ireland—to say no- sired, if there was any Dog, that it might be thing of the sledge-drawers in Kamschatka, and shut up till he was gone, and would not enter in the realms slow-moving near the Pole ? To the House till it was. clench the argument at once--What are all the “ Sword and Tuck Sticks, as commonly made, old women in Europe, one-half of the men, and are hardly so good a weapon as a stout Stick one-third of the children, when compared, in va-1--the Blades are often inserted into the Hanlue, with any one of Christopher North's New-dles in such a slight manner, that one smart foundland dogs-Fro--Bronte-or O'Bronte ? | blow will break them out;-if you wish for a Finally, does he include in his sweeping con- Sword-Cane, you must have one made with a demnation the whole brute creation, lions, ti- good Regulation Blade, which alone will cost gers, panthers, ounces, elephants, rhinoceroses, more than is usually charged for the entire hippopotami, camelopardales, zebras, quaggas, Stick.--I have seen a Cane made by Mr. Price, cattle, horses, asses, mules, cats, the ichneu- of the Slick and Umbrella Warehouse, 221, in the mon, cranes, storks, cocks-of-the-wood, geese, Strand, near Temple Bar, which was exceland how-towdies?
lently put together. “Semi-drowning in the sea”-he continues “ A powerful weapon, and a very smart and --"and all the pretended specifics, are mere light-looking thing, is an Iron Stick of about delusions—there is no real remedy but cutting four-tenths of an inch in diameter, with a Hook the part out immediately. If the bite be near next the Hand, and terminating at the other a bloodvessel, that cannot always be done, nor end in a Spike about five inches in length, when done, however well done, will it always which is covered by a Ferrule, the whole prevent the miserable victim from dying the painted the colour of a common walking-stick; most dreadful of deaths. Well might St. Paul it has a light natty appearance, while it is in tell us to beware of dogs. First Epistle to fact a most formidable Instrument. Philippians, chap. iji. v. 2."
We cannot charge our memory with this inSemi-drowning in the sea is, we grant, a bad strument, yet had we seen one once, we hardly specific, and difficult to be administered. It is think we could have forgot it. But Colonel de not possible to tell, a priori, how much drown- Berenger in his Helps and Hints prefers the ing any particular patient can bear. What is umbrella. Umbrellas are usually carried, we mere semi-drowning to James, is total drown-believe, in wet weather, and dogs run mad, if ing to John ;-Tom is easy of resuscitation--ever, in dry. So the safe plan is to carry one Bob will not stir a muscle for all the Humane all the year through, like the Duke. Societies in the United Kingdoms. To cut a
I found it a valuable weapon, although by pound of flesh from the rump of a fat dowager, mere chance; for walking alone in the rain, who turns sixteen stone, is within the practi- a large mad dog, pursued by men, suddenly cal skill of the veriest bungler in the anatomy turned upon me, out of a street which I had of the human frame--to scarify the fleshless just approached; by instinct more than by spindle-shank of an antiquated spinstress, who judgment, I gave point at him severely, opened lives on a small annuity, might be beyond the as the umbrella was, which, screening me at scalpel of an Abernethy or a Liston. A large the same time, was an article from which he did bloodvessel, as the Doctor well remarks, is an not expect thrusts ; but which, although made at awkward neighbour to the wound made by the guess, for I could not see him, turned him over bite of a mad dog, “ when a new excision has and over, and before he could recover himself, to be attempted”—but will any Doctor living his pursuers had come up immediately to desinform us how, in a thousand other cases be- patch him; the whole being the work of even sides hydrophobia, "the miserable victim may few seconds; but for the umbrella, the horrors always be prevented from dying?” There are, of hydrophobia might have fallen to my lot.” probably, more dogs in Britain than horses; There is another mode, which, with the yet a hundred men, women, and children are omission or alteration of a word or two, looks killed by kicks of sane horses, for one by bites feasible, supposing we had to deal not with a of insane dogs. Is the British army, therefore, bull-dog, but a young lady of our own species. to be deprived of its left arm, the cavalry? Is "If,” says the Colonel, “
If,” says the Colonel, “ you can seize a dog's there to be no flying artillery? What is to be front paw neatly, and immediately squeeze it come of the horse-marines ?
sharply, he cannot bite you till you cease to Still the Doctor, though too dogmatical, and squeeze it; therefore, by keeping him thus well rather puppyish above, is, at times, sensible pinched, you may lead him wherever you like; on dogs.
or you may, with the other hand, seize him by “ Therefore,” quoth he, “never travel with the skin of the neck, to hold him thus without out a good tough Black Thorn in your Fist, danger, provided your strength is equal to his not less than three feet in length, on which efforts at extrication.” But here comes the may be marked the Inches, and so it may serve Colonel's infallible vade-inecum. for a measure.
“Look at them with your face from between Pampered Dogs, that are permitted to your open legs, holding the skirts away, and prance about as they please, when they hear a running at them thus backwards, of course knock, scamper to the door, and not seldom head below, stern exposed and above, and snap at unwary visiters. Whenever Counsel- growling angrily, most dogs, seeing so strange lor Cautious went to a house, &c., where he was an animal, the head at the heels, the eyes benot quite certain that there was no Dog, after low the mouth, &c., are so dismayed, that, with he had rapped at the door, he retired three or their tails between their legs, they are glad to four yards from it, and prepared against the scamper away, some even howling with as
fright. I have never tried it with a thorough- proud, and of which the effect on landlady, bred bulldog, nor do I advise it with them; bar-maid, and chamber-maid, we remember though I have practised it, and successfully, was irresistible and, fourthly and finally, to with most of the other kinds; it might fail with complete that department of our investiture, these, still I cannot say it will."
shone with soft yet sprightly lustre--the douThus armed against the canine species, the ble-breasted bright-buttoned Buff. Five and Traveller, according to our Oracle, must also four are nine-so that between our carcass and provide himself with a portable case of in our coat, it might have been classically said of struments for drawing—a sketch and note our dress"Novies interfusa coercet.” At this book-paper-ink-and PINS-NEEDLES—AND juncture of affairs began the coats, which, as TAREAD! A ruby or Rhodium pen, made by it is a great mistake to wear too many coatsDoughty, No. 10, Great Ormond Street-pen- never exceeded six. The first used generally cils from Langdon's of Great Russell Street-a to be a pretty old coat that had lived to moralfolding one-foot rule, divided into eighths, ize over the mutability of human affairs tenths, and twelfths of inchesa hunting watch threadbare-napless-and what ignorant peowith seconds, with a detached lever or Du- ple might have called shabby-genteel. It was pleix's escapement, in good strong silver cases followed by a plain, sensible, honest, unpre--Dollond's achromatic opera-glass-a night- tending, common-place, every day sort of a lamp-a tinder-box-two pair of spectacles, coat--and not, perhaps, of the very best meriwith strong silver frames-an eye-glass in a Over it was drawn, with some little diffisilver ring slung round the neck-a traveller's culty, what had, in its prime of life, attracted knife, containing a large and small blade, a universal admiration in Prince's Street, as a saw, hook for taking a stone out of a horse's blue surtout. Then came your regular oliveshoe, turnscrew, gunpicker, tweezers, and long coloured great-coat--not braided and embroicorkscrew-galoches or paraloses—your own dered à la militaire--for we scorned to sham knife and fork, and spoon-a Welsh wig--a travelling-captain-but simplex munditiis, plain spare hat-umbrella-two great-coats, one for in its neatness; not wanting then was your cool and fair weather, (i. e. between 45o and shag-hued wraprascal, betokening that its and 55° of Fahrenheit,) and another for cold wearer was up to snuff-and to close this and foul weather, of broadcloth, lined with fur, strange eventful history, the seven-caped and denominated a “dreadnought.”
Dread-nought, that loved to dally with the sleets Such are a few of the articles with which and snows--held in calm contempt Boreas, every sensible traveller will provide himself Notus, Auster, Eurus, and “the rest”-and before leaving Dulce Domum to brave the pe- drove baffled Winter howling behind the Pole. rils of a Tour through the Hop-districts.
The same principle of accumulation was “ If circumstances compel you," continues made applicable to the neck. No stock. Neckthe Doctor, “to ride on the outside of a coach, cloth above neckcloth-beginning with singles put on two shirts and two pair of stockings, and then getting into the full uncut squares turn up the collar of your great-coat, and tie a -the amount of the whole being somewhere handkerchief round it, and have plenty of dry about a dozen. The concluding neckcloth straw to set your feet on.”
worn cravat-fashion, and flowing down the In our younger days we used to ride a pretty breast in a cascade, like that of an attorneyconsiderable deal on the outside of coaches, and general. Round our cheek and ear, leaving much hardship did we endure before we hit on the lips at liberty to breathe and imbibe, was the discovery above promulgated. We once wreathed, in undying remembrance of the rode outside from Edinburgh to London, in bravest of the brave, a Jem Belcher foglewinter without a great-coat, in nankeen trou- and beneath the cravat-cascade a comforter sers sans drawers, and all other articles of our netted by the fair hands of her who had kissed dress thin and light in proportion. That we us at our departure, and was sighing for our are alive at this day, is no less singular than return. One hat we always found sufficient true—no more true than singular. We have and that a black beaver-for a lily castor suits known ourselves so firmly frozen to the lea- not the knowledge-box of a friend to “a lithern ceiling of the mail-coach, that it required mited constitutional and hereditary monarchy." the united strength of coachman, guard, and As to our lower extremities-One pair only the other three outsides, to separate us from of roomy shoes-one pair of stockings of the the vehicle, to which we adhered as part and finest lamb's-wool-another of common close parcel. All at once the device of the double worsted, knit by the hand of a Lancashire shirt flashed upon usand it underwent signal witch-thirdly, Shetland hose. All three pair improvements before we reduced the theory to reaching well up towards the fork-each about practice. For, first, we endued ourselves with an inch-and-a-half longer than its predecessor. a leather shirt—then with a flannel one-and Flannel drawers-one pair only-within the then, in regular succession, with three linen lamb’s-wool, and touching the instep_then one shirts. This concluded the Series of Shirts. pair of elderly cassimeres, of yore worn at Then commenced the waistcoats. A plain balls--one pair of Manchester white cords woollen waistcoat without buttons--with hooks ditto of strong black quilt trousers, “capacious and eyes—took the lead, and kept it; it was and serene"-and at or beneath the freezing closeis pressed by what is, in common pala- point, overalls of the same stuff as “Johnny's ver, called an under-waistcoatấthe body being gray breeks”-neat but not gaudy-mud-repelflannel, the breast-edges bearing a pretty pat- lers — themselves a host
never in all their tern of stripes or bars—then came a natty red lives "thoroughly wet through”-—frost-proof waistcoat, of which we were particularly and often mistaken by the shepherd on the wold, as the Telegraph hung for a moment on accommodations, it will sometimes be prudent the misty upland, for the philibeg of Phæbus not to undress entirely; however, the neckin his dawn-dress, hastily slipt on as he bade cloth, gaiters, shirt, and every thing which farewell to some star-paramour, and, like a checks the circulation, must be loosened.” giant about to run a race, devoured the ceru- Clean sheets, the Doctor thinks, are rare in lean course of day, as if impatient to reach inns; and he believes that it is the practice to the goal set in the Western Sea.
“take them from the bed, sprinkle them with water, fold them down, and put them into a press. When they are wanted again, they are, literally speaking, shown to the fire, and, in a
reeking state, laid on the bed. The traveller FOURTH COURSE.
is tired and sleepy, dreams of that pleasure or Pray, reader, do you know what line of business which brought him from home, and conduct you ought to pursue if you are to the remotest thing from his mind is, that from sleep on the road ? “ The earlier you arrive," the very repose which he fancies has refreshed says the Doctor, “and the earlier after your him, he has received the rheumatism. The arrival you apply, the better the chance of receipt, therefore, to sleep comfortably at inns, getting a good bed-this done, order your lug- is to take your own sheets, to have plenty of gage to your room. A travelling-bag, or a 'sac flannel gowns, and to promise, and take care to de nuit,' in addition to your trunk, is very ne- pay, a handsome consideration for the liberty cessary; it should be large enough to contain of choosing your bed.” one or two changes of linen-a night-shirt- Now, Doctor, suppose all travellers behaved shaving apparatus-comb, clothes, tooth and at inns upon such principles, what a perpetual hair brushes, &c. Take care, too, to see your commotion there would be in the house! The sheets well aired, and that you can fasten your kitchens, back-kitchens, laundries, dryingroom at night. Carry fire-arms also, and take rooms, would at all times be crammed chokethe first unostentatious opportunity of showing full of a miscellaneous rabble of Editors, Auyour pistols to the landlord. However well- thors, Lords, Baronets, Squires, Doctors of made your pistols, however carefully you have Divinity, Fellows of Colleges, Half-pay Ofchosen your flint, and however dry your pow-ficers, and Bagmen, oppressing the chamberder, look to the priming and touch-hole every maids to death, and in the headlong gratificanight. Let your pistols be double-barrelled, tion of their passion for well-aired sheets, setand with spring bayonets.”
ting fire so incessantly to public premises as Now, really, it appears to us, that in lieu of to raise the rate of insurance to a ruinous double-barrelled pistols with spring bayonets, height, and thus bring bankruptcy on all the it would be advisable to substitute a brace of principal establishments in Great Britain. black-puddings for daylight, and a brace of But shutting our eyes, for a moment, to such Oxford or Bologna sausages for the dark hours. general conflagration and bankruptcy, and inThey will be equally formidable to the robber, dulging ourselves in the violent supposition and far safer to yourself. Indeed we should that some inns might still continue to exist, like to see duelling black-puddings.or sausages, think, O think, worthy Doctor, to what other introduced at Chalk-Farm ;-and, that etiquette fatal results this system, if universally acted might not be violated, each party might take upon, would, in a very few years of the transihis antagonist's weapon, and the seconds, as tory life of man, inevitably lead! In the first usual, see them loaded. Surgeons will have place, in a country where all travellers carried 10' attend as usual. Far more blood, indeed, with them their own sheets, none would be would be thus spilt, than according to the pre- kept in inns except for the use of the estasent fashion.
blishment's own members. This would be The Doctor, as might be expected, makes a inflicting a vital blow, indeed, on the inns of a mighty rout-a prodigious fuss-all through country. For mark, in the second place, that the Oracle, about damp sheets ;-he must im- the blankets would not be long of following the mediately see the chamber-maid, and overlook sheets. The blankets would soon fly after the the airing with his own hands and eyes. He sheets on the wings of love and despair. is also an advocate of the warming-pan-and Thirdly, are you so ignorant, Doctor, of this for the adoption, indeed, of every imaginable world and its ways, as not to see that the bedscheme for excluding death from his chamber. steads would, in the twinkling of an eye, folHe goes on the basis of every thing being as low the blankets? What a wild, desolate, it should not be in inns—and often reminds us wintry appearance would a bed-room then exof our old friend Death-in-the-Pot. Nay, as hibit! Travellers never can be sure that those who The foresight of such consequences as these have slept in the beds before them were not may well make a man shudder. We have no afflicted with some contagious disease, when objections, however, to suffer the Doctor himever they can they should carry their own self, and a few other occasional damp-dreading sheets with them-namely, a “light eider-down old quizzes, “to see the bed-clothes put to the quilt, and two dressed hart skins, to be put on fire in their presence,” merely at the expense the mattrasses, to hinder the disagreeable con- of subjugating themselves to the derision of tact. These are to be covered with the travel all the chambermaids, cooks, scullions, boots, ler's own sheets--and if an eider-down quilt ostlers, and painters. (The painter is the artbe not sufficient to keep him warm, his coat ist who is employed in inns to paint the butput upon it will increase the heat sufficiently. tered toast. He always works in oils. As the If the traveller is not provided with these | Director General would say-he deals in bui