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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easie, and is a sovereign and univerial Remedy.
We take some Days of rest when we think we
Want it i The variety and perpetual Novelty of
Objects recreate the Spirits as well as the Eyes.
A little weariness supplies all the defeds of a Bed,
and Exercise iharpens our Appetites. Of a & torus
herbaceus, samis & laboris dulcisima medehe funt.
With good Furrs we defended our selves against
the Cold, in spite of all the Frosts and Snows of
the Alps : And to conclude, without insilling
upon those general Reasons, which render Tra-
vels profitable and pleasant, I can allure you,
that the tenderest and most delicate Persons in
our Company, have hitherto easily overcome all
those Obstacles, which might have baulk’d our
Pleasure and Satisfaction. Our flay at Venice will
perfectly recruit us; and when we shall proceed
on our Travels, the sweetness of the Spring will
insensibly begin to succeed the rigours of the
Winter.
I have let a whole Month pass without wri-
ting to you, since we arrived in this City, that I
might have time and opportunity to observe eve-
ry thing that is remarkable, and to ressect at lei-
sure upon what I see or hear. I will tell you
nothing but what I have seen my self, or of
which I have had particular Information. You
are in the right to conclude, that I will not un-
dertake to give you a description of Venice ; that
Would be a work too tedious, and foreign to my
design. Yet I will not affect to tell you only
such new and lingular things as were never men-
tion’d by any other. Being willing to be igno-
rant of what others have written; I will speak as
an Eye-witness, and represent to you, as natu-
rally as I can, the principal part of such things
as I lliall judge worthy of Observation, without
taking any notice of what others have said. You
will

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