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SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY

THROUGH

FRANCE and ITALY.

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MR. YORICK.

IN TWO VOLUME S.

VOLUME II.

LONDON:

Printed for A. MILLAR and J. HODGES.

MDCCLXXXII.

270 g. 725

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SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY,

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FILLE DE CHAMBRE.

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HAT the old officer had delivered upon travelling, bringing Polonius's advice to his fon upon the fame subject into my head-and that bringing in Hamlet; and Hamlet, the

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reft of Shakespeare's works; I stopped at the Quai de Conti, in my return home, to purchase the whole fet.

THE bookfeller faid, he had not a set in the world-Comment! faid I, taking the one up out of a fet which lay upon counter betwixt us. He faid, they were fent him only to be got bound, and were to be fent back to Verfailles in the morning to the Count de B***.

AND does the Count de B***, faid I, read Shakespeare? C'est un Esprit fort, replied the bookfeller. He loves English books; and what is more to his honour, Monfieur, he loves the English You fpeak this fo.civilly, faid I, that 'tis enough to oblige an Englishman to lay out a louis d'or or two at your shop

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The bookfeller made a bow, and was going to fay fomething, when a young decent girl of about twenty, who by her

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air and dress seemed to be fille de chambre to fome devout woman of fashion, came into the fhop, and asked for Les Egarements du Cœur & de l'Efprit: the bookfeller gave her the book directly: the pulled out a little green fattin purfe run round with a ribband of the fame colour, and putting her finger and thumb into it, fhe took out the money, and paid for it. As I had nothing more to tay me in the fhop, we both walked out at the door together.

-AND what have you to do, my dear, faid I, with. The Wanderings of the " Heart, who fcarce know yet you have one? nor, till love has first told you it, or fome faithlefs fhepherd has made it ache, can't thou ever be fure it is fo.Le Dieu m'en garde! faid the girl.With reason, faid I,-for if it is a good. one, 'tis pity it fhould be ftolen: 'tis a. little treasure to thee, and gives a better A 3

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