The benches were not filled; for park loungers
, with their stagnant blood, are prompt to detect and fly home from the crispness of early autumn.
There were jaunty young Cambridge-men travelling with their tutor, and going for a reading excursion to Nonnenwerth or Konigswinter; there were Irish gentlemen, with the most dashing whiskers and jewellery, talking about horses incessantly, and prodigiously polite to the young ladies on board, whom, on the contrary, the Cambridge lads and their pale-faced tutor avoided with maiden coyness; there were old Pall Mall loungers
bound for Ems and Wiesbaden and a course of waters to clear off the dinners of the season, and a little roulette and trente-et-quarante to keep the excitement going; there was old Methuselah, who had married his young wife, with Captain Papillon of the Guards holding her parasol and guide-books; there was young May who was carrying off his bride on a pleasure tour (Mrs.
Pickwick remembered to have very often observed them lounging under the archway when he had been walking past; and his curiosity was quite excited to know to what branch of the profession these dingy-looking loungers
could possibly belong.
Under such circumstances, I naturally gravitated to London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers
and idlers of the Empire are irresistibly drained.
There were several bartenders in their shirt sleeves, hard at work mixing drinks for the loungers
who fringed the broad, brass-trimmed counter.
Relax in Style -- Modern comfort and convenience is what the Convertible Futon Lounger
Look out for sleek finishes, seen here in the low-hanging chrome pendant light; distinctive shapes like the gravity-defying zig-zag lounger
finished in leather (or pleather) made from one sheet of metal; and minimalist touches, such as the clear Perspex storage box with metal hinges.
The Pussycat Dolls singer - soon to stand in for pregnant Dannii Minogue as a guest judge on The X Factor - went for a dip while McLaren-Mercedes driver Lewis happily chilled out on a lounger
A deckchair, a lounger
, or better still, a chaise longue, a small tea table or butler's tray, and a cotton parasol are all key to this style.
Two handsome choices are the Equinox stacking loungers
in teak and stainless steel, pounds 79, or the woven Savannah lounger
, pounds 580.
A Morrisons sell the Valencia reclining lounger
in a dark grey finish at pounds 339.
is designed to reduce pressure on your spine, relieve muscle tension, increase circulation and reduce stress on the heart -- all while you relax
It was even more amazing to see the little baby lying on a lounger
in the hot sun, with no hat on and barely shaded from the rays.
can be used as a beach chair or as a chaise.
Included in the Lakeside Woven seating collection are a high-back dining chair, a high-back swivel rocker, a chaise lounge, a swivel barstool, a double glider, and an action lounger
with a coordinating ottoman.