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be turned out to-day in a very much more simple style, and is the best adapted for use with a pair of any two-wheeled vehicle.

The Cabriolet.

The cabriolet (Plate LXXX) is described by S. Sidney as being " a curricle with a pair of shafts and without the groom's rumble. It was in the height of fashion in the earlier days of Queen Victoria's reign."

The cabriolet requires a single horse of great size and beauty, with extraordinary action, especially in his slow paces. The groom, who stands behind, is so small as to be of little use save for effect.

The horse shown in the plate more nearly approaches the ideal than almost any other animal in this country, combining, as lie does, marvellous action at both slow and fast paces with great size, quality, and unusual beauty of form.

The TTansoni Cab.

The hansom cab (Plates LXXXI and LXXXII) as stated in Sidney's Book of the Horse, was invented by a Mr. Hansom, architect of the Birmingham Town Hall, and apparently came into use about the year

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