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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IT was an extraordinary satisfa&ion to me to
meet with your Letter in this place ; for be-
sides the pleasure I had to learn good news of you;
you have done me a Angular kindness, in pro-
posing Questions to me, about those things con-
cerning which you desire to be most particularly
inform’d. Assure your self, Sir, my best endea-
vours shall not be wanting to answer your De-
mands exactly: I entreat you to continue the
same Method hereafter, that I may be better ena-
bl’d to send you such Accounts as may be ac-
ceptable to your self, and those of our Friends,
to whom you communicate them.
You desire me to tell you sincerely, whether
our present Travels be really pleasant to us, or
at least whether the pleasure we take in them
be not over-balanced by the trouble which they
give us. I am not at all surprised that you Ihould
entertain such a doubt of it; for tho’ we are
neither among Wild Bears, nor in the Desarts of
Arabia, we have sometimes the mortification to
meet with some Difficulties. The Weather is
very rough ; the way os Travelling ordinarily
unpleasant, and the Days so ssiort, that we get
late in at Night, and rise very early : We often-
times meet with hard Lodging, and worse Diet;
and besides, we are exposed to many Dangers.
Nevertheless, with a good Stock of Health, Mo-
ney, Chearfulness, and Patience, we have sur-
mounted these Difficulties, even almost without
taking notice of them. Cullom makes all things
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