Notes of a Journey from Berne to England, Through France; Made in the Year 1796

Notes of a Journey from Berne to England, Through France; Made in the Year 1796

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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. 2008-10 edition. Excerpt: ...them? I should conclude from what I have been able to observe, that the population of Paris must be considerably deminifhed. It is only at the Mairie, and the municipalities where crowds are to be seen. The streets are narrower than those of London, and the number of carriages very few: almost all the inhabitants are foot-passengers; yet the appearance of crowds, even in the most frequented quarters of Paris, is certainly infinitely below what is to be seen in almost any part of the English capital. At the Mairie, &c. the numbers collected can be no proof of population; since the necessity imposed on every one to have a signed permission G to to be in Paris; brings numbers every hour to have passports granted, examined, or renewed. The reign of terror is past, but that of constraint remains; and the frequent attempts of the Jacobins to excite disturbances, render every fort of precaution prudent and necessary. The Parisians, in all their latter decorations of their streets and shops, have adopted, perhaps, without being sensible of it, the English mode of making an elegant display of the articles of their trade. The arcades of the Palais Royal, and some other streets, are exactly in the London style; and make a handsome appearance. It is but a few months since carriages were allowed to pass and repass in the streets of Paris. The democratic spirit of equality, could not brook the smallest marks of superiority, and would have every one on a level. All were obliged to have an exterior equally shabby; all required required to submit to being bespattered with the mud of the streets, and wet by the rain from the ikies. Even the endeavour to shelter yourself under an umbrella was offensive to the populace; and such a thing was neither to be more

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