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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 moft civil triumph in the world. Strange! quoth I, debating the matter with myfelf, That one-and-twenty miles failing, for 'tis abfolutely no further from Dover to Calais, fhould give a man these VOL. I. · rights
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, looking at the fleeve, will do"-took a place in the Dover ftage; and the packet failing at nine the next morning-by three I had got fat down to my dinner upon a fricafee'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'aubaine-my fhirts, and black pair
* All the effects of ftrangers (Swifs and Scotch excepted) dying in France, are seized by virtue of this law, though the heir be upon the fpot-the profit of these contingencies being farmed, there is no redrefs.
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 into my grave, would have been torn from my neck.-Ungenerous!-to feize upon the wreck of an unwary paffenger, whom your fubjects 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 civilized and courteous, and fo renowned for fentiment and fine feelings, that I have to reason with
But I have scarce fet foot in your dominions
HEN I had finished my dinWHEN ner, 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 rose up an inch taller for the accommodation.
-No-faid I-the Bourbon is by no means a cruel race; they may be misled like other people; but there is a mildness in their blood. As I acknowledged this, I felt a fuffufion of a finer kind upon my cheek-more warm and friendly to man, than