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A SENTIMENTAL

JOURNEY

THROUGH FRANCE AND ITALY.

Les libraires sont prévenus que cette édition stéréotype, d'après le procédé de Firmin Didot, ne se vend à Paris, que

Chez P. DIDOT l'aîné, imprimeur, aux galeries du Palais national des sciences et arts;

Et chez Firmin DIDOT, libraire, rue de Thionville,

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JOURNEY

THROUGH FRANCE AND ITALY:

TO WHICH ARE ADDED

THE LETTERS TO ELIZA.

BY YORICK.

STEREOTYPE EDITION.

PARIS,

PRINTED BY P. DIDOT, THE ELDER,

IN THE NATIONAL PALACE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES.

EIGHTH YEAR. (1800.)

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A SENTIMENTAL

JOURNEY

THROUGH FRANCE AND ITALY.

THEY

= HEY order, said I, this matter better in France=

You have been in France? said my gentleman, turning quick upon me with the most civil triumph in the world. Strange! quoth I, debating the mat= ter with myself, that one and twenty miles sailing, for 'tis absolutely no further from Dover to Calais, should give a man these rights. I'll look into them: so giving up the argument: I went straight to my lodgings, put up half a dozen shirts and a black pair of silk breeches the coat I have on», said I, looking at the sleeve, « will do, » took a place in the Dover stage; and the packet sailing at nine the next morning by three I had got sat down to my dinner upon a fricassee'd chicken, so incontestably in France, that, had I died that night of an indigestion, the whole world could not have suspended the ef fects of the droits d'aubaine (1) = my shirts, and black pair of silk breeches portmanteau, and all, must have gone to the king of France = even the

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(1) All the effects of strangers (Swiss and Scotch excepted) dying in France, are seized by virtue of this law, though the heir be upon the spot --- the profit of these contingencies being farmed, there is no redress.

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