These delightful essays that stray everywhere and lead nowhere are rich in the quiet humor and whimsical fancies that made the author's previous volume, Journeys to Bagdad, such a success.
There's pippins and cheese to come
On buying old books
Any stick will do to beat a dog
Roads of morning
The man of Grub Street comes from his garret
Now that spring is here
The friendly genii
Mr. Pepys sits in the pit
To an unknown reader
A plague of all cowards
The asperities of the early British reviewers
The pursuit of fire.