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. to ITALY. J55
Colours, and great Shirt Sleeves, which hang
down to their Fingers ends. The ordinary Citi-
zens Wives and Daughters wear a kind of Coif
on their Heads, with a long Fringe which covers
their Faces, and drives away the Flies like Horse-
trappings. The Body of their Gown is red or
yellow, lac’d before and behind, and on both
sides, and all overlaid with Galoon, like a Suit of
Livery : The Wastcoat fliort, their Petticoats of
the same size, and the whole of fifty several Co-
lours : The great Ladies are deck’d and trimm’d
up as much as they can after the French Mode:
But to speak the truth, their Apifliness is more
awkward and ridiculous than the others natural
Dressing. All this does neither good nor hurt ;
but there is another Custom which prevails in
this Country, especially from Ferrara, and as we
were inform’d, almost all over Italy, and is very
inconvenient, especially at this time of the Year.
They have no Glass-Windows, and their Cham-
ber-Windows are made of Linen or Paper, which
is always torn; so that they are forc’d to invent
Machines every Evening, to flielter themselves
from the Weather. This made us sometimes be-
wail the loss of our Straw in Germany, where, if
we wanted Beds, we had at least a good Stove,
well heated and closed. To compleat our Mis-
fortunes, they commonly brought us a Fricacy of
three Eggs, or as many Pilchards, for the Supper
of five or six Perlons. You must Fight for your
Victuals, and yet pay as much as for the best
Entertainment. Polybius re-
lates, that
in his Time (about the Year 550. ) they had a good Meal in Italy sor a
Denier. Hospites, viatoribus honeste acceptis, & omnibus ad vi&um
necessariis abunde subministratis, non ampUus quam siliquam capiunt;
haec oboli tertia pars est.

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