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  • Then a cab was taken, the train caught, and in an hour they were whirled down to a station in Berkshire, where, in light, simple, summer dress, looking bright and attractive as the country round, sat Mrs Scarlett, eagerly watching the platform from her seat in the little phaeton drawn by two handsome cobs tossed their brightly polished bits, to the bespecklement of the smart groom's hat and coat.

    --George Manville Fenn, 1883, "The Rosery Folk", Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature, Science and Arts 20(1032): 631

    October 28, 2008