Misson, François Maximilien; Goodwin, Timothy [Bearb.]; Wotton, Matthew [Bearb.]; Manship, Samuel [Bearb.]; Tooke, Benjamin [Bearb.]
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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A New Voyage Vol. I.


SIR,
COLOGN TTHis Letter will give you an Account of
an JrMijbop- 1 part of what I could observe at Cologn in
rick, Uniwrfi- three Days. Since we only wander’d in our
ry, imperial Walks abroad, you must expert no regular Or-
Otho ^er *n th® Relations which I send you. I am
the Great, glad of this occasion to give you this Advertise-
made it an nient by the bye, that you may not exped to
imperial City, ^ave thjngS jn a better Method than we found
and gave it . °
the Privileges them.
it now enjoys. Cologn may be seen at a considerable distance,
and all in plain view in a level Country. The
City is very large, surrounded with a Wall and
dry Ditch, with Towers, and some Basfions
There are 24 which defend its Gates. There is rarely so great
GVes' '} t0da number °f Steeples to be any where seen at
1/ fn”thea?>doncc> as aPPear’d to us on the side we approach’d
Rhine. fr-
it is an Imperial City, govern’d by its Burgo-
Masters: But the Arch-Bimop’s Authority is very
considerable. This Prince takes cognizance of all
Aftairs both Civil and Criminal, and can Pardon,
those whom the Magistrates condemn. And the
Oath which the City takes, seems to be a kind
of Homage : It is in these terms;
We the Free Burgesses of Cologn, do this Day,
sor now, and sor ever promife to----
Arch-Bijhop os Cologn, to be saithsul and savourable
to him, AS LONG AS HE SHALL MAIN-
TAIN IN OUR RIGHTS, HONOUR, AND
OUR ANCIENT PRIVILEGES, Us, our Wives,
our
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