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A Sentimental Journey through

France and Italy

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- THEY 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 matter 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 efforts of the Droits

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