hackney-coachman love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A man who drives a hackney-coach.


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  • The prefecture knew less about the matter than did the hackney-coachman.

    Les Miserables

  • Thrifty, who is good, wise, just, and owes no man a penny, turns from a beggar, haggles with a hackney-coachman, or denies a poor relation, and I doubt which is the most selfish of the two.

    Vanity Fair

  • The very valet was ashamed of mentioning the address to the hackney-coachman before the hotel waiters, and promised to instruct him when they got further on.

    Vanity Fair

  • This invitation was, after a minute or two, accepted by the passengers of the chariot: the hackney-coachman promising to drive them to

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

  • Meanwhile, although the hackney-coachman drove on rapidly, yet the party within seemed to consider it was a long distance from

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

  • The fourteen gentlemen holding the luggage, here burst out and laughed very rudely indeed; and the only person who seemed disappointed was, I thought, the hackney-coachman.

    Cox's Diary

  • I wish it were a declared gout, which is the distemper of a gentleman; whereas the rheumatism is the distemper of a hackney-coachman or chairman, who is obliged to be out in all weathers and at all hours.

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

  • Sometimes this mister wight held his hands clasped over his head, like an Indian Jogue in the attitude of penance; sometimes he swung them perpendicularly, like a pendulum, on each side; and anon he slapped them swiftly and repeatedly across his breast, like the substitute used by a hackney-coachman for his usual flogging exercise, when his cattle are idle upon the stand, in a clear frosty day.


  • It was necessary that the advertisement should produce an effect upon another person, who was no other than the hackney-coachman who drove our hero to the place of his imprisonment.

    The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves

  • I have remarked, sir, that 'tis very difficult to hang a Jew pedlar, or a hackney-coachman -- there's something obstinate in their nature that won't let them die like other men.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, October 2, 1841

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