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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Vol. I.



I Think I told you, in the end of my last Let-
ter, that I wou’d not undertake to describe
the Venetian Churches. I do not well remember,
what Reasons I alledg’d to excuse my Silence:
But, to speak ingenuously, I was somewhat wea-
ry, and ’twas nicer Laziness that made me finilh
my Letter. There are so many fine Churches in
this City, and they are generally either so mag-
nificent, or so full of things, that deserve to be
taken notice of, that if I shou’d not entertain you
a while on so curious a Subjest, you might justly
fuspest that I had forgotten the Promise I made
you to give you an Account of all the Rarities
I fliou d meet with in my Travels. And there-
fore to make amends for my late Neglect, I’m
resolv’d to present you with a Ihort Abstract of
my large Journal; that is, of the most remarka-
ble Observations I find in it; for if I fliou’d tran-
scribe all, my last Fault wou d perhaps be worse
than the first.
’Tis one of the Peculiarities os Venice, that
some of the Churches are dedicated to Saints
that were never Canoniz'd, such as the Holy
Man Job, the Prophets Mofes, Samuel, Jeremiah,
Daniel, and Zachary, to whom perhaps there
might be some others added. I had the Curiosity
to visit the Temples that are Consecrated to theie
Illustrious Names; but cou’d not find any thing
more extraordinary in them than their Dedicati-

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