The Traveller's Oracle, Or, Maxims for Locomotion: Containing Precepts for Promoting the Pleasures and Hints for Preserving the Health of Travellers : Part II : Comprising the Horse and Carriage Keeper's Oracle : Rules for Purchasing and Keeping Or Jobbing Horses and Carriages; Estimates of Expenses Occasioned Thereby; and an Easy Plan for Ascertaining Every Hackney-coach Fare, Volume 2
Henry Colburn, 1827
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Page 26 - Neither a borrower nor a lender be ; For loan oft loses both itself and friend ; And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. This above all, — To thine...
Page 26 - Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, But not expressed in fancy; rich, not gaudy...
Page 307 - Go call a coach, and let a coach be called, And let the man who calleth be the caller; And in his calling let him nothing call, But Coach! Coach! Coach! O for a coach, ye gods!
Page 297 - Other hackney men seeing this way, they flocked to the same place, and perform their journeys at the same rate. So that sometimes there is twenty of them together, which disperse up and down, that they and others are to be had everywhere, as watermen are to be had by the waterside.
Page 225 - Boccarorra (meaning the white man) make de black man workee, make de horse workee, make de ox workee, make ebery ting workee ; only de hog. He de hog, no workee ; he eat, he drink, he walk about, he go to sleep When he please, he libb like a gentleman.
Page 297 - omit to mention any new thing that comes up amongst us, though never so trivial. Here is one Captain Baily : he hath been a sea captain, but now lives on the land about this city, where he tries experiments. He hath erected, according to his ability, some four hackney coaches, put his men in livery, and appointed them to stand at the Maypole, in the Strand, giving them instructions at what rates to carry men into several parts of the town, where all day they may be had.
Page 279 - ... in each of thefe holes a fcrew is to be made ; the fteel points are likewife to have a fcrew on them, exactly fitted to that in the (hoes.
Page 226 - ... sense of honour. As to the first of these orders of men, I have not one word more to say of them: as to the latter, I shall conclude all I have more to offer against them, with respect to their being prompted by the fear of shame, by applying to the duellist what I think Dr. South says somewhere of the liar, " He is a coward to man, and a bravo to God.