Precise. Artist: Charles Keene. Source: Our People, p. 29. [Click on image to enlarge it.]

Driver. (impatient). “Now, Bill, what's it all about!”

Conductor. “Ge'tleman wants to be put down at No. 20 A in Claringdon Square, furst Portico on the Right after you pass the 'Red Lion,' private entrance round the Corner!”

Driver. “O, certainly! Ask the Ge'tlemen if we shall Drive Up-stairs, an' set 'im down at 'is Bed-Room Door in the Three-Pair Back!”

Keene on Railway Travel, Taxis, and Omnibuses

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Keene, Charles. Our People: Sketches by Charles Keene from the Collection of “Mr. Punch”. Boston: James Osgood & Sons, 1881. Hathi Trust Digital Library of a version in the University of California Library. Web. 16 April 2014

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