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HEY order, faid I, this matter better in France-
-You have been in France? faid my gentleman, turning quick upon me with the most civil triumph in the world.Strange! quoth I, debating the matter with myfelf, that one and twenty miles failing, for 'tis abfolutely no further from Dover to Calais, fhould give a man these rights- I'll look into them: fo giving up the argument- I went ftraight to my lodgings, put up half a dozen fhirts and a black pair of filk breeches-" the coat
I have on, faid I, looking at the fleeve,
will do"- took a place in the Dover staand the packet failing at nine the next morning-by three I had got fat down to my dinner upon a fricaffee'd chicken fo incontestably in France, that had I died that night of an indigeftion, the whole world could not have fufpended the effects of the * Droits d'Aubaine-my fhirts, and black pair of filk breechesportmanteau and all must have gone to the king of France-even the little picture which I have fo long worn, and fo often have told thee, Eliza, I would carry with me into my grave, would have been torn from my neck.-Ungenerous! -to feize upon the wreck of an
*All the effects of ftrangers (Swifs and Scotch excepted) dying in France, are seized by virtue of this law, tho' the heir be upon the fpot-the profit of these contingencies being farm'd, there is no redrefs.