The million-peopled city
The Introduction of Omnibuses into London, and their previous Establishment in Paris.
TWENTY-FOUR years since, and an omnibus was a thing unknown in the streets of London. The absolutely prodi- gious and almost incredible traffic which now exists in the use of these vehicles has all sprung up and attained to its present height within this short period of time, in addition to the very extensive and multiplied traffic in metropolitan hackney carriages. Like the cabs, they are of French invention, for we imported their use from the gay city of , while, as with the cabs, we were 10 long years before our strong English prejudices gave way to the use of a convenience, which may almost now be considered, with the Londoner, not as a luxury, but as a necessary of life.