ably to himself until the meet was reached. The custom of driving in this manner gradually grew into favour, and became more or less a sport of itself.
Within the past few years it has been taken up somewhat by ladies. Lady Georgiana Curzon has written quite an interesting little chapter in the Badminton Driving on the subject, and I take the liberty of quoting her description of the arrangement and dimensions of the bars as she uses them, for they are especially appropriate to ladies' driving, and make rather a nice distinction between the two types. "This method involves the use of two bars, the first twenty-nine and one half inches long, and the second twenty-three inches long ; the first one has at each end twenty-two inches of trace, which hook on to the tugs of the wheeler's traces ; in the centre of this bar is a small chain ten and one half inches long, which fastens on to the wheeler's collar by the ordinary kidney link and ring as for a pole chain. This is to prevent the bars touching the wheeler when standing still. In front of the main bar is a large hook, on to which is affixed the second bar, the space between the two being four and one half inches. To the second bar are hooked the leader's traces."