By all right and reason, it was the Royal Geographical that should have appealed to him, but men are as chancy
as children in their choice of playthings.
I had some other advice from Neil: to speak with no one by the way, to avoid Whigs, Campbells, and the "red-soldiers;" to leave the road and lie in a bush if I saw any of the latter coming, "for it was never chancy
to meet in with them;" and in brief, to conduct myself like a robber or a Jacobite agent, as perhaps Neil thought me.
There's never so much pleasure i' wearing a bonnet the second year, especially when the crowns are so chancy
,--never two summers alike.