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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SIR,
BEtween Nuremberg and Ingolstadt, the Ways in GOL-
are very bad and full of Forests; but when STADT.
you come near this City, you find a Champaign
Country, excellently well till’d. Ingolstadt is sea-
ted on the Danube, in the Dutchy of Bavaria, of
which it is the strongest place. It is indifferently
large, and most part of the Houses are painted
or whited without. The Streets are broad,
straight, and well pav’d: And the whole City
seemed pleasant enough, tho’ it is poor and ill
Peopled. They boast much of the Arfenal, but
they must be so much courted for a sight of it,
that we would not take that trouble. I have ob-
serv’d, that these inaccessible Arsenals are com-
monly the worst furnish’d ; for if they were well
fill’d, they would make a publick Show of them,
rather than hide them. But they always make
a Mystery of ’em, when they have nothing to
fliow but Cross-Bows and rusty Firelocks. No-
thing is more easily obtain’d, than a sight of the
Arsenals in France; and it is as true, that there
are none in the World either finer, or in better
order.
I observ’d at Ingolstadt, as in most other Cities
in Germany, that every where near the Fountains
there are Casks of Wood or Brass, mounted on
little Sleds with four Wheels, which serve to
carry Water when any Fire happens. And this is
very wisely contriv’d : But they have another
Custom throughout all this Country, which we
thought much more troublesomc than useful.
There
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