Chronology:    Bargery Number | Main Themes:
1815-19   | Speed and comfort of steamers
1820-24 034; 046; 050; 728  | Condescending attitude to the French
1825-29   |  
1830-34   |  
1835-39   |  
1840-44 733;  |  
1845-49   |  
Uncertain 089 |  


Even while the war with France raged, the ton¹ continued to copy French style and sprinkle French phrases into conversation. Hardly had the smoke cleared from the battlefield of Waterloo before the aristocracy resumed its love-affair with France.

The Clyde steamer Rob Roy; which began its life crossing the Irish Sea, was taken south and in 1821 became the first steam packet between Dover and Calais .


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