The million-peopled city
The Cabriolets of Paris.
"For the introduction of London cabriolets (a word which it now seems almost pedantic to use) we are indebted . . . to the example of the Parisians. In there were 1,150 cabriolets de place upon the hackney-stands of ; in (10 years later) there were 12 upon the hackney- stands of London! Long before , many efforts were made to introduce a lighter hackney vehicle, cheaper, and drawn by only one horse, into the streets of London, but the ' vested rights' of the hackney - coachmen were. an obstacle."