A Journey Through France, and Part of Spain

A Journey Through France, and Part of Spain

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1777 edition. Excerpt: ... a dozen shirts to carry; his horses too mustset both ends well, because he is a Captain upon the road! and he travels at about five times the expence of his pay. The French officer buys a little Hddet, puts his shirts and best regimental coat into a little portmanteau, buckles that behind his saddle, and with his sword by his side, and his croix at his button-hole, travels at the expence of about three shillings a day, and often less, through a kingdom where every order of people shew him attention, and give him precedence. ways five guineas in his pocket, and every convenience, and some luxuries about him; he assists now and then an extravagant brother, appears always well dressed; and last year I bought him a ticket in the Britissi lottery: he did not consider that he employed an unfortunate man to buy it, and I forgot to remind him of it. I blush, when I recollect that I have rode the risque of being wet to the skin because I would not disgrace my saddle, nor load my back with a great coat; for I have formerly, as well as latterly, travelled without a servant. I have a letter now before me, which I received a few days ago from a French Captain of foot, who kys, sur le champ say fait seller ma petite RoJJinante (car vous scavez que say achete un petit cheval de 90 livres selle et bride) et me voila a Epernay chez. Monsieur Lochet, he. This gentleman's whole pay does not amount to more than sixty pounds a year, yet he'has al Vol. II. G ways After saying thus much of a virtuous young man (though a Frenchman) there will be no harm in telling you his name is Lalieu,2L Captain in the regiment du Maine.--Before I took my last leave of him, talking together of the horrors of war, I asked him what he would do if he were to see me vis-a-vis in an hostile...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123665644X
  • 9781236656445