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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Tantum magna suo debet Verona Catulio,
Quantum parva suo Mantua Virgdio.
I am,
Verona, Dec. SIR,
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THE Country between Verona and Vicenza is
fruitful, well manur’d, and altnost every
where level: The Trees are planted Checker-wile
on which the Vines are rais’d, and spread them-
selves among the Branches: and the Ground is
carefully till’d. We din’d at a little Village call’d
La "Torre, where are the Bounds between the Ve-
ronese and Vicentin. The Wine of this Country is
of so faint a Sweetness, that it is noxious to the
Stomach. Yet there are Wines at Verona that
are much esteem’d, and I think I have read in
Suetonius, that Augusius made them his ordinary
Drink. The Bread tastes as if it were made of
Earth, tho’ very white, and of excellent Flower;
because they know not how to make it: Toge-
ther with this, they entertain’d us with a Dilh
of grey Pease, fried in Oil, and this was all our
Feast. Is it not very strange, that we fliould be
in danger to die of Hunger in a fertile Country,
after we had fed plentifully among the Rocks
and Mountains ? The Soil is fat, and consequent-
ly the Ways bad ; insomuch that at this Season,
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