Travel Snippets: On Tipping A Hackney Carriage

‘The demand usually made by a cabman for ‘something for himself’ is one which has no legal foundation, and cannot possibly be claimed. Still when one considers the wretched life of a cab driver one is not inclined to grudge a small sop to Cerberus.’

Hints To Lady Travellers: L.C. Davidson 1899

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2 thoughts on “Travel Snippets: On Tipping A Hackney Carriage

  1. Great find, this book. I used to have one titled “What Every Young Boy Should Know” from 1898, which was a real hoot. Hairy Palms…blindness…body parts falling off…if only I still had it.
    Later…

    • You still have hairy palms?…oh, I getcha. I love all forms of early advice, particularly regarding domesticity, where my skills are sadly lacking. I found a reproduction of the Boys’ Own Paper’s advice column called “Your Case Is Hopeless”, which is clearly an encouraging start. Should you need any particular advice, I would be happy to research for you…

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