Mirror of Literature,  7 (1826), 123–26.

An Evening Party



Extract, Short Fiction, Drollery

Publications extracted:

European Magazine



    The story relates how the new wife of Mr Mactwigit, tallow chandler of St Mary Axe, decided to have an evening party, to which various odd characters were invited. While the tea was poured, 'the conversation turned upon the arts and sciences; and the subject was warmly disputed between a Captain Fume, who commanded one of the Gravesend steam-boats, and a junior clerk of the Post-office, as to whether the steam-boat, the Scud, would make the passage from Falmouth to Lisbon in as short a time as the "Francis Freeling" sailing-packet'. (125)

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