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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LETTER XIII.

SIR,
A Small League from In/pruck^Q enter’d again
into the Mountains, and for seven Hours
together did nothing but ascend; this was the
rnost troublesorne Day’s Journey we have yet met
with. A place seemed to us to be among the
Clouds, which ]a little while after we saw below
us. At length we arriv’d very late at a little
Village, but were not yet come to the top of the
Mountain. It is called Gruss, that is, the Saluta-
tion ; and it was so named because Charles V. and
Ferdinand his Brother met in this place : The Sto-
ry is represented, about two hundred Paces from
the Village, on a Marble Stone, which was plac’d
exactly where these two illustrious Brothers em-
braced each other.
We had for Supper divers sorts of Wild-Fowl
and Venison: Almost all the Hares here, as well as
the Foxes and Bears, are white ; the Patridges
are likewise so for the most part. There are a
great many Heath-Hens, Pheasants, and another
large Fowl, which they call Schenhahn, or Cock of
the Snow. All these sorts of Wild-Fowl have
their Feet velvetted about the Claws, with a
kind of Furr, which cannot be call’d either Hair
or Feathers, but is so thick as the Snow cannot
pierce it.
The Mountain is called Brennerberg, which lig-
nifies a fiery Hill; and sche reason is, that besides
the Thunders which are frequent in Summer,
sometimes it sends forth piercing and burning
Winds, which force jthemselves into the Valleys
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