were dismissed; I put the chair, with his lordship in it, into my coat-pocket: and, giving orders to a trusty servant, to say I was indisposed and gone to sleep, I fastened the door of my house, placed the chair on the table, according to my usual custom, and sat down by it.
Here I hire a catre and four boys to carry me to Bazaim: these catres are a kind of travelling couches, in which you may either lie or sit, which the boys, whose business is the same with that of chairmen
in our country, support upon their shoulders by two poles, and carry a passenger at the rate of eighteen or twenty miles a day.
There was once in the Rue des Tournelles a house known by all the sedan chairmen
and footmen of Paris, and yet, nevertheless, this house was neither that of a great lord nor of a rich man.