Youth's Magazine, 3rd ser. 3 (1830), 387–94.
The Mail Coach [1/2]
M M S, pseud. [Mary M Sherwood] *
Short Fiction, Serial
Politics, Mathematics, Navigation
The female narrator describes having travelled inside the mail coach with three gentlemen, two of whom were discussing their plans for reform. The narrator observes that 'crude reformers [..] almost universally leave the depravity of human nature out of their calculations. As if in computing the progress of a vessel through any given space of ocean, the calculator should forget to take account of opposing tides, and baffling winds' (388).
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