Misson, François Maximilien; Goodwin, Timothy [Oth.]; Wotton, Matthew [Oth.]; Manship, Samuel [Oth.]; Tooke, Benjamin [Oth.]
A New Voyage to Italy: With Curious Observations On several other Countries, as Germany, Switzerland, Savoy, Geneva, Flanders, and Holland. Together, With Useful Instructions for those who shall Travel thither. Done out of French. In Two Volumes (Vol. I.) — London: Printed for T. Goodwin, at the Queen's-Head; M. Wotton, at the Three-Daggers in Fleet-street; S. Manship, at the Ship in Cornbil; and B. Took at the Middle-Temple-Gate in Fleet-street, 1699

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* The Prince of Orange resides here, and keeps * At wfcnt
a very fine Court. Here the States-General K'^Englan<1*
t Assemble, and the Ambaisadors and other Mi-1 You may fee
nisters os Foreign Princes have their Residence. the place os
The People are more polite and sociable than in
other places ; and this is the place whither Tra- Hail sohere the
vellers usually resort. The Coaches are nume- states os Hd-
rous; The Houses and Walks are very fine, and,and mset-
the Air is perfectly good. In a word, ’tis most
certain, that the Hague is an Inchanting place.
The Wood is one of its chief Ornaments: For,
as I told you the other day, it tires one to see
nothing but Meadows; and therefore to walk in
a Wood in Holland, gives a double Pleasure and
Satisfaction. You have also the Walk by theBe*w« the
Sea-side to the Village of Schevel';ng, whither you Hague and
may go in half an Hour, by a strait Pathway
cut cross the Downs. There is a good Filhery at pie^ehe-
Scheveling. There you may see a Chariot with longing ’to the
Wheels and Sails, which the Wind drives by the ^arl os Port-
Sea-shore, so firm and even is the Sand on thatancE
The Sieur Refner, a Gentleman of Zealand,
who dwells at the Hague, hath a Cabinet, where,
among other things, are a great number of very
curious Shells. ' \
The situation of the Hague deserves in a pecu-
liar manner to be distinguilh’d from that of any
other place in Holland, because of the variety of
its Landskip: For it hath the Wood on the North,
the Meadow on the South, feme Arable Lands
Eastward, and the Downs and the Sea to the
Weft. '
Its Trade is inconsiderable, in respeCt of the
Cities which have Havens, or great Manufactures:
yet a great deal of business is transaded in this place:
Besidcs, there are many rich and noble Families,
which live on their Revenues^or Employments in
the Army or Court. This
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