A Passing Carriage (1833)
MrM and MrsM have a new motor.
It is a very small car but...
it will enable MrM to visit Graham the bookseller
while MrsM is doing the weekly shop with the big car,
it will allow MrsM to visit her parents
without getting stuck
on the hairpin bend behind their house,
it will be easy to park
in airport multi-storey car parks,
it will be cheap to insure
so MasterM and MissM can learn to drive
and provide a taxi service for their aged parents.
It is also shiny and super-quick
so when MrM asked MrsM
if she would like to go for a spin
there was only one answer
"I'll just get my hat..."
A message for MissM
(a carriage aficionado)
I think this is a Stanhope Gig,
named after Captain Hon. Henry FitzRoy Stanhope,
a noted amateur whip of the day.