Saturday, December 31, 2011

Provincial Lady in London

When in a pinch:
“[I] have recourse, not for the first time, to perhaps rather infantile, but by no means unsuccessful, stratagem of unearthing small hoards of coins distributed by myself, in more affluent moments, amongst all the hand-bags I possess in the world.
Two sixpences, some halfpence, one florin and a half-crown are thus brought to light, and will see me handsomely through the evening, and breakfast at Lyons’ next morning into the bargain.”

(Originally posted Oct. 16, 2010)

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