Cornhill Magazine,  3 (1861), 250–56.

Roundabout Papers.—No. X. Round About the Christmas Tree

[William M Thackeray]


Regular Feature, Editorial, Essay, Drollery


Lecturing, Railways, Transport

    Recounts that during Christmas week 'A great philosopher was giving a lecture to young folks at the British Institution. But when this diversion was proposed to our young friend Bob, he said, "Lecture? No, thank you. Not as I knows on", and made sarcastic signals on his nose'. Also notes that 'a brougham, with a famous horse' travelled 'more quickly and briskly than any of your vulgar railways'. (254)


Thackeray 1863

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