Seymour's Humorous Sketches Illustrated in Prose and Verse
Robert Seymour, a graphic humourist of the highest order, was born in or near London, about the year 1800. He was apprenticed at the usual age to Mr. Thomas Vaughan, an eminent pattern-drawer in Spitalfields, and his practice in that department of art appears to have given him the facility and accuracy of pencil for which he was afterwards so distinguished. Within a very short period of fulfilling his term of apprenticeship, he commenced, on his own account, as a painter in oils, and must have been tolerably expert at that early age, as already in the spring of 1822, we find him exhibiting a picture of some pretensions at the Royal Academy.
Source: Biographical Notice from Seymour's Humorous Sketches by publisher Henry G. Bohn.
Walked twenty miles over night - up before peep o'day again: got a capital place - fell fast a sleep - tide rose up to my knees - my has was changed, my pockets pick't, and a fish run away with my hook - dreamt of being on a polar expedition and having my toes frozen.
In for it