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SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY,

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-You have been in France? said iny gentleman, turning quick upon me with the most civil triumph in the world. Strange! quoth I, debating the matter with myself, that one and twenty miles failing, for 'tis absolutely no further from Dover to Calais, should give a inan these rights--I'll look into them: fo giving up the arguinent I went straight to my lodgings, put up half a dozen shirts and a black pair of filk breeches-- the coat I have on, said I, looking at the fleeve, will do, took à pláce 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 tricassee'd chicken fo incontestably in France, that had i died that night of an indigestion, the whole world could not have suspended the effects of the * Droits d'Aubaine— my shirts, and black pair of silk breeches-portmanteau and all must have gone to the king of France-even the little picture which I have so long worn, and so often have told thee, Eliza, I would carry with me into my grave, would have been torn from my neck. -Ungenerous!-to seize upon the wreck of an unwary passenger, whom your fubjects had beckon'd to their coast-by heaven! SIRE; it is not well done; and much does it grieve me, 'tis the monarch of a people so civilized and courteous, and so renown'd for sentiinent and fine feelings, that I have to reason with

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* All the effects of strangers, Swiss and Scotch excepted, dying in France, are seized by virtue of this law, tho' che heir be upon the spot-the profit of these contingencies being farm'd, there is no redress.

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