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Observations and Reflections Made in the Course of a Journey through France, Italy, and Germany, Vol. I

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Published: 1789
Language: English
Wordcount: 85,813 / 254 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 50.8
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 677
Added to site: 2005.08.06
mnybks.net#: 11297
Genre: Travel
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when his eldest son was nine years old, left him fifty louis d'ors as an allowance during his absence. At his return to town, the boy produced his purse, crying "_Papa! here's all the money safe, I have never touched it once_"--The Prince, in reply, took him gravely to the window, and opening it, very quietly poured all the louis d'ors into the street; saying, "Now, if you have neither virtue enough to give away your money, nor spirit enough to spend it, always do this for the future, do you hear; that the poor may at least have a chance for it."


PARIS.

The fine paved road to this town has many inconveniencies, and jars the nerves terribly with its perpetual rattle; the approach however always strikes one as very fine, I think, and the boulevards and guingettes look always pretty too: as wine, beer, and spirits are not permitted to be sold there, one sees what England does not even pretend to exhibit, which is gaiety without noise, and a crowd without a riot. I was pleased to go

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