Mirror of Literature,  11 (1828), 407.




Miscellaneous, Drollery


Exploration, Endeavour, Human Development

    Asserts: 'Children, destined by their parents to be travellers, should be thrown into a pail of ice the moment they are born, and then transferred for half an hour to the kitchen fire; they may have to swim across frozen rivers, and run a race in the torrid zone, more than once before they die:—they should be often fed on bread and water, and sometimes not at all; in the deserts of Arabia there is seldom any of either:—they should be clad thinly; the brigands of Terracina frequently strip their victims:—they should know how to go naked on emergencies; tailors are not to be had in the wilderness'.

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