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1775. that they are metal.— I saw nothing but the Speculum
which I had not seen, I think, before. Ætat. 66.
“ Thence to the Sorbonne.-The library very large, not in lattices like theKing's. Marbone and Durandi,q. collection 14 vol. Scriptores de rebus Gallicis, many folios.-Histoire Geneologique of France, 9 vol. -Gallia Christiana, the first edition, 4to. the last, f. 12 vol.-The Prior and Librarian dined (with us] :I waited on them home.—Their garden pretty, with covered walks, but small; yet may.
hold dents. The Doctors of the Sorbonne are all equal ; -choose those who succeed to vacancies.-Profit little.
“ Oct. 25. Wednesday. I went with the Prior to St. Cloud, to see Dr. Hooke.—We walked round the palace, and had some talk.-I dined with our whole company at the Monastery.--In the library, Beroald,-Cymon,-Titus, from Boccace.—Oratio Proverbialis to the Virgin, froin Petrarch ; Falkland to Sandys ;-Dryden's Preface to the third vol. of Miscellanies.
“ Oct. 26. Thursday. We saw the china at Sêve, cut, glazed, painted. Bellevue, a pleasing house, not great : fine prospect.-Meudon, an old palace.Alexander, in Porphyry: hollow between eyes and nose, thin cheeks.-Plato and Aristotle-Noble terrace overlooks the town—St. Cloud.-Gallery not very high, nor grand, but pleasing:- In the rooms, Michael Angelo, drawn by himself, Sir Thomas More, Des Cartes, Bochart, Naudæus, Mazarine.Gilded wainscot, so common that it is not minded. -Gough and Keene.—Hooke came to us at the 1775. inn.-A message from Drumgold.
9 He means, I suppose, that he read these different pieces, while he remained in the library.
Ætat. 66. “ Oct. 27. Friday. I staid at home.-Gough and Keene, and Mrs. S's friend dined with us.This day we began to have a fire.—The weather is grown very cold, and I fear, has a bad effect upon my breath, which has grown much more free and easy in this country.
“ Sat. Oct. 28. I visited the Grand Chartruex built by St. Louis.--It is built for forty, but contains only twenty-four, and will not maintain more. -The friar that spoke to us had a pretty apartment. -Mr. Baretti says four rooms; I remember but three.--His books seemed to be French.--His garden was neat; he gave me grapes.-We saw the Place de Victoire, with the statues of the King, and the captive nations.
« We saw the palace and gardens of Luxembourg, but the gallery was shut.-We climbed to the top stairs.—I dined with Colbrooke, who had much company:-Foote, Sir George Rodney, Motteux, Udson, Taaf.-Called on the Prior, and found him in bed.
“Hotel-a guinea a day.-Coach, three guineas a week.—Valet de place, three l. a day.-Avantcoureur, a guinea a week.-Ordinary dinner, six l. a head. Our ordinary seems to be about five guineas a day.Our extraordinary expences, as diversions, gratuities, clothes, I cannot reckon.-Our travelling is ten guineas a day.
“ White stockings, 181.9 Wig.-Hat.
[i. e. 18 livres. Two pair of white silk stockings were probably purchased. M.]
1775. -The Enfans trouvés.-A room with about eighty.
six children in cradles, as sweet as a parlour --They Etat. 66.
lose a third; take in to perhaps more than seven [years old); put them to trades; pin to them the papers sent with them.
Want nurses.--Saw their chapel. “ Went to St. Eustatia ; saw an innumerable company of girls catechised, in many bodies, perhaps 100 to a catechist.—Boys taught at one time, girls at another. The sermon; the preacher wears a cap, which he takes off at the name:-his action uniform, not very violent. .
“Oct. 30. Monday. We saw the library of St. Germain.--A very noble collection.--Codex Divinorum Officiorum, 1459:-a letter, square like that of the Offices, perhaps the same.-The Codex, by Fust and Gernsheym.-Meursius, 12 v. fol. - Amadis, in French, 3 v. fol.-CATHOLICON sine colophone, but of 1460.-Two other editions, one by Augustin. de Civitate Dei, without name, date, or place but of Fust's square letter as it seems.
“ I dined with Col. Drumgold; had a pleasing afternoon.
" Some of the books of St. Germain's stand in presses from the wall, like those at Oxford.
“ Oct. 31. Tuesday. I lived at the Benedictines; meagre day ; soup meagre, herrings, eels, both with
* I have looked in vain into De Bure, Meerman, Mattaire, and other typographical books, for the two editions of the “ Catholicon," which Dr. Johnson mentions here, with names which I cannot make out.' I read “one by Latinius, one by Boedinus." I have deposited the original MS. in the British Museum, where the curious may see it. My grateful acknowledgements are due to Mr. Planta for the trouble he was pleased to take in aiding my researches,
sauce; fryed fish ; lentils, tasteless in themselves. 1775. In the library; where I found Maffeus's de Historia
Ætat. 66, Indica : Promontorium flectere, to double the Cape. I parted very tenderly from the Prior and Friar Wilkes.
Maitre des Arts, 2 y.--Bacc. Theol. 3 y.--Licen. tiate, 2. y.--Doctor Th. 2 y. in all 9 years. For the Doctorate three disputations, Major, Minor, Sorbonica.-Several colleges suppressed, and transferred to that which was the Jesuit's College.
“ Nov. 1. Wednesday. We left Paris.--St. Denis, a large town; the church not very large, but the middle isle is very lofty and aweful. On the left are chapels built beyond the line of the wall, which destroy the symmetry of the sides. The organ is higher above the paveinent than any I have ever seen. The gates are of brass. On the middle gate is the history of our Lord.--The painted windows are historical, and said to be eminently beautiful. We were at another church belonging to a convent, of which the portal is a dome; we could not enter further, and it was almost dark.
“ Nov. 2. Thursday. We came this day to Chantilly, a seat belonging to the Prince of Condé. -This place is eminently beautified by all varieties of waters starting up in fountains, falling in cascades, running in streams, and spread in lakes. The water seems to be too near the house. All this water is brought from a source or river three leagues off, by an artificial canal, which for one league is carried under ground. The house is magnificent.--The cabinet seems well stocked; what I remember was, the jaws of a hippopotamus, and a young hippopotamus preserved, which, however, is so small, that I doubt its reality. It seems too hairy for an abortion.
1775. and too small for a mature birth. Nothing was in
spirits; all was dry.--The dog; the deer; the antbear with long snout.-The toucan, long broad beak. -The stables were of very great length.—The kennel had no scents.—There was a mockery of a village.-The Menagerie had few animals.-Two faussans, or Brasilian weasels, spotted, very wild.There is a forest, and, I think, a park. I walked till I was very weary, and next morning felt my feet battered, and with pains in the toes.
“ Nov. 3. Friday. We came to Compeigne, a very large town, with a royal palace built round a pentagonal court. The court is raised upon vaults, and has, I suppose, an entry on one side by a gentle rise. -Talk of painting.-The church is not very large, but very elegant and splendid. I had at first great difficulty to walk, but motion grew continually easier.-At night we came to Noyon, an episcopal city. The cathedral is very beautiful, the pillars alternately Gothick and Corinthian.-We entered a very noble parochial church.--Noyon is walled, and is said to be three miles round.
“ Nov. A. Saturday. We rose very early, and
The writing is so bad here, that the names of several of the animals could not be decyphered without much more acquaintance with natural history than I possess.-Dr. Blagden, with his usual politeness, most obligingly examined the MS. To that gentleman, and to Dr. Gray, of the British Museum, who also very readily assisted me, I beg leave to express my best thanks.
6 It is thus written by Johnson, from the French pronunciation of fossane. It should be observed, that the person who shewed this Menagerie was mistaken in supposing the fossane and the Brasilian weasel to be the same, the fossane being a different animal, and a native of Madagascar. I find them, however, upon one plate in Pennant's “ Synopsis of Quadrupeds,"