Speed

Speed.—An inveterate punster and the clownish servant of Valentine, one of the two “gentlemen” in Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona.

Varieties of Speed

A French scientific work states the ordinary rate to be:

 per second.
Of a man walking 4 feet.
Of a good horse in harness 12
Of a rein-deer in a sledge on the ice 26
Of an English race-horse 43
Of a hare 88
Of a good sailing ship 19
Of the wind 82
Of sound 1038
Of a 24-pounder cannon-ball 1300