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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 myself, 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

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dozen of 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 ftage; and the pacquet failing at nine the next morningby three I had got fat down to my dinner upon a fricaffee'd chicken fo inconteftibly in France, that had I died that night of an indigeftion, the whole world could not have fufpended the effects of the Droits d'abaine* my fhirts, and black pair of filk breeches-portmanteau 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 to my grave, would have been torn from


*All the effects of Arangers (Swits and Scots excepted) dying in France, are feized by virtue of this law, though the heir be upon the fpot the profit of thefe contingencies being farmed there is no redrefs.

my neck.-Ungenerous!-to feize: upon the wreck of an unwary paffenger, whom your fubjects had beckoned to their coaft by heaven! SIRE, it is not well done; and much does it grieve me, 'tis the monarch of a people fo civilized and courteous, and fo renown'd for fentiment and fine feelings, that I have to reason with

BUT I have fcarce fet foot in

your do.




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