Tag Archives: Hotels

The Cross-Dressing Waiter

Snippets 124.¬† The English Hotel Nuisance by Albert Richard Smith (1855) is one long glorious rant about how annoying it was to stay in a hotel or inn at the time. The following is part of a description of a … Continue reading

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The Sandwich Rip-off

Quick Quotes 7. The following is taken from Albert Smith’s The English Hotel Nuisance (1855): I went one morning, in the autumn of 1850, into a leading hotel at Scarborough with my brother, and we ordered a plate of sandwiches … Continue reading

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A Disturbed Night

Snippets 122. In 1815 George Head, the assistant commissary-general of the commissariat of the 3rd division of the Spanish army, undertook a journey across North America, snappily titled Forest Scenes and Incidents in the Wilds of North America, Being a … Continue reading

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The Grumpy Tourist

Snippets 105. Today’s snippet is a quote from Richard Le Gallienne’s Travels in England, from 1900, an interesting travel book that we have looked at in a couple of previous snippets. I always delight in finding a travel book that … Continue reading

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