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Related article: she does not wish to be considered stingy and ungenerous, or even if ordinary services are to be ex- pected from servants who have been already paid and engaged to perform particular duties. It is to be presumed that there was once a time when money was given out of pure generosity or as an acknowledgment of some exceptional service p>erformed, when the stranger within the gates was not expected of neces- sity to make a present to every domestic who carried out his master's hospitality, but that time must have been in the far distant past. We know that vails to servants were a well- known tax upon purse and patience in the days of good Queen Anne and that centuries earlier the mail-clad knights were expected to distribute largesse when they visited the castle of another baron. ** A blithe salute, in martial sort, The minstrels well might sound. For, as Lord Marmion crossed the court, He scattered angels round." It must have been indeed only in the very far distant past when such things were not done and probably were looked upon very much as they are to-day, as a quasi right by one party and as a nuisance by the other. Still we cannot help thinking that the custom has, in our own time, been more systematised than it ever was before and that it has now assumed such large and formidable dimensions that some- thing should be done to keep it within reasonable bounds. The tip is a world-wide institution and there is no language so poor that it has not a special expression to convey its existence. ** Back- shish," " Pourboire," " Trink- gelt," are found in every Conti- nental guide book. " Dastoori " is familiar in India and even the African West Coast negro will 164 BAILY S MAGAZINE. [March certainly demand a '* Dash." Ireland, as might be expected, has an independent expression of its own, and, as might perhaps equally be expected, has a more poetic expression than any other. Who is there that has lived in the green Island and has not in his mind the appeal, " Ah, your honour, will ye not lave me your blessing ? " We need not speak of what happens outside of our own country, but we may recapitulate some of the more marked occa- sions on which the pocket of every person who moves about is bled more or less forcibly and severely. If we start on a journey, the bleeding process begins on our arrival at the railway station. The Nizagara Online cabman who has so far conveyed ourselves and our luggage would consider himself unjustly defrauded if he was paid only his legal fare and he would probably make some remarks which would be acutely annoying to ladies and would be unpleasant even to gentlemen, unless they happened to be deaf or to have a peculiarly philosophic temperament. Which of us would have Buy Nizagara Online the hardihood to offer to the London cabby Buy Nizagara exactly what is his due for distance and the exact twopence apiece for port- manteaux? and yet he has no right, equitable or moral, to more. We have arrived at the station and a stalwart porter (generally, we admit, most civil and obliging) takes us in charge. He is certainly paid by the railway company, but does he, on that account, not consider himself entitled to at least sixpence for his service ? It is possible that we may escape from the guard, if there are many passengers among whom his attention is divided, but it is more than likely that he will make a great show of providing for our comfort in some way or other and, without putting it in words, will indicate pretty clearly that he anticipates a monetary equivalent from us. The end of a journey is very like the beginning. Porter and cabby must each have something, and, by the time the ultimate des- tination has been reached, the extras have amounted to what, in small means, is an appreciable sum, or else a character for shab- biness, almost amounting to dishonesty, has been left like a trail behind the traveller. If our resting-place is an hotel, the bleeding process goes on gaily. We all know of the gentleman who, at the end of a stay at some health resort, was heard to say, " I came here for rest and change, but the waiters have got all the change and the landlord has the rest." He had suffered and was still. There was another, C3mical perhaps, but wise in his genera- tion, who made it a practice on arriving at an hotel to give liberal douceurs at once to all the people on whom his personal comfort immediately depended. His Order Nizagara open- handedness was of course noised abroad through the establishment, and he always received the most obsequious attention during his stay. Whether he gave anything Nizagara Tablets on leaving or not, he, at any rate, had received some value for his money. An honest attempt was made by some hotel -keepers, a good many years ago, to relieve their customers from the necessity of " remembering " servants by mak- ing a definite charge for attend- ance in their bills, and the custom then introduced is still maintained in many places. It has had no result, however, in the direction aimed at. Whether attendance is charged or not, most certainly the servants still hover expectantly i«99.] PBRQUISITBS AND TIPS. 165 round parting guests and receive fees from the great majority of them. We are not sure that the contrary system which, we be- lieve obtains at some places, is not the better of the two. The attendants receive no wages at all (and even, it is understood, some- times pay for their position^, recouping themselves for their work by the tips which they re- ceive. After all, it may be that there is something to be said for the system of tipping, when it takes its place in travelling or in public resorts. We cannot always tell what the legitimate earnings of those who serve us amount to, and it is very doubtful whether any employers of labour