They should be more thorough also, for, while a slight deficiency in the grandfather's carriage might be overlooked, such leniency can not be extended to the younger generation. for they have advantages which their grandfathers did not possess.
Money, that god which seems to be so much worshipped to-day, has a tendency to incline its possessors toward a display and flashiness in equipage which is distinctly bad form.
To this source can be traced most of the shoddy "turnouts" which constitute far too large a proportion of our private establishments. Such people can give their pockets quite as much relief, and at the same time contribute to their pleasure and amusement, by running an extensive stable and doing it smartly.
Americans are known as a most adaptive race, and when once the appreciation of a good thing is inculcated, the improvement achieved is extraordinary. So let it be with good form in equipage.