"Out of Zebulun they that handle the pen of the writer" (Judges V, 14)
Gleanings From the Commonplace Book of a Medical Reader
AS THE conductor of this medical diligence, I must see to it that the passengers are not subjected to a dreary succession of long monologues, but that occasional provision is made for lighter talk on a variety of themes. Indeed the word which I have just used, diligence, is appropriate in these circumstances. The term (French carrosse de diligence) was applied to the old stagecoach which rolled along in leisurely fashion (according to modern standards). Passengers were accommodated outside or inside as they wished. In such company, unmindful of the clock, and with a momentary defiance of conventions, talk ranged widely, about small things as well as great.
By following this example, giving pride of place to the passengers, and having due regard for all things great