Mirror of Literature,  8 (1826), 119–20.

The Sketch-Book. No. XXIII. The Night Coach



Regular Feature, Miscellaneous


Chemistry, Heat, Exploration

    Discoursing on the cold experienced in a night coach, the writer observes: 'To talk of cold in a coach, operates as certainly on the inmates in producing a general chilling, as if a chemist had begun to mingle the ingredients of a freezing mixture'. The writer refers to the passengers 'puffing and blowing to collect the caloric'. The bumping together of the passengers is something they dread 'as much as captain Parry would an iceberg'. (120)

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