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SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY

THROUGH

FRANCE AND ITALY.

BY

MR YO R IC K.

LONDON:

Printed for J. DAVIES, T. SMITH, N. TAYLOR,
and W. THOMPSON.

M.DCC.LXXXIV.

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SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY

THROUGH

FRANCE AND ITALY.

HEY order, faid I, this matter better in
France-

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-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 myself, that one-andtwenty miles failing, for 'tis abfolutely no farther 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. lookA 2

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ing at the fleeve," will do"-took a place in the Dover stage; and the packet failing at nine the next morning-by three I had got fat down to my dinner upon a fricaffee'd chicken, fo incontefti bly in France, that, had I died that night of an indigeftion, the whole world could not have fufpended the eeffets of the droits d'aubaine-my fhirts, and black pair of filk breeches-portmanteau and all, muft have gone to the king of Franceeven the little picture which I have fo long worn, and fo often have told thee, Eliza, 1 would carry with me into my grave, would have been torn from my neck. Ungenerous!-to feize upon the wreck of an unwary paffenger, whom your fub. jects had beckon'd to their coaft-by heaven! SIRE, it is not well done; and much does it grieve me, 'tis the monarch of a people fo civi. lized and courteous, and fo renown'd for fentiment and fine feelings, that I have to reafon withBut I have fcarce fet a foot in your dominions.

WHEN

CALAIS..

HEN I had finifh'd my dinner, and drank the king of France's health, to fatisfy my mind that I bore him no fpleen, but, on the contrary, high honour for the humanity of his temper-I rofe up an inch taller for, the accommodatio.

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* All the effects of firangers (Swifs and Scotch excepted) dying in France, are feized, by virtue of this law, tho' the heir be upon the Spot the profit of thefe contingencies being farm'd, there is no redress.

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