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 principal Diet of these poor People. Their
Cabins are made of the Trunks of Firr-Trees,
well joined together, and their Boats are fram’d
of the same Trees hollow’d. They entertain’d
us with Goats-Flefli, and very large Salmon-
Trouts in the Village of Mittenwald, which is
three Leagues farther. , This Village is in the
middle of a pleasant Plain, and the Rocks which
environ it are extreamly high. Our Landlord
(hewed us some Balls, or brown Mattes, about
the bigness of a Hen’s Egg, or less, which are a
kind of soft and imperfedt Bezoar, and are com-
monly found in those Parts, in the Stomach of
the Goats. The good Man assur’d us of their
* 'Us known great * Virtues, and that he often sold them to
that all sorts Travellers. He valued them at Ten Crowns a-
piece 5 an<^ I believe we fliou’d have done him
Mar X a Courtesie, if we had taken Five or Six which
asuro andap- he had at that price.
prov'd jfriri-
dote againfi Poyfon. But M. de la Nauche Guyon, Counsellor to Charles IX.
relates a Story very well attessed, which JhoWs, how little we ought to relyiifon
this Remedy, and severed other Medicines os the same Nature, Book I. ch. I o.
See also Moneonys, Parti, pag. 151. os Lyons Edition, itoy-j.
A little farther we met a very pleasant Troop
of Beggars: Assoon as they perceiv’d us, one of
them, who carried a little Tree loaden with Red
Fruits, planted it in the middle of the Way, and
sate down by the side of it, a little Demi-Devil
in the lhape of a Crocodile, fattened himself to
the Tree, and a Girl with long and dilhevell’d
Hair, approach’d to it; an old Fellow cloath’d
in Black, with a Peruke and Beard of Moss, slood
at a little distance, with a young Boy .clad in
White, who held a Sword. When they thought
we were near enough, the little Devil open’d the
Comedy with aDogrel Song, and we could,
without diihculty guess, that they intended to
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