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"Now universal England getteth drunk
For joy that Charles her monarch is restor❜d;
With which she jingling goes through all her towns and villages.
Lamb's John Woodvil.
IN THREE VOLUMES.
HENRY COLBURN, NEW BURLINGTON STREET.
Among themselves the tourney they divide,
Then turn their horses' heads, and man to man,
And steed to steed oppos'd, the justs began."
ON crossing the frontiers of France, Sir John and his son had an opportunity of observing the extreme misery of the peasantry, who in addition to the gabelle, and other taxes and impositions by which they were already oppressed, were subject to such perpetual depredation from foreigners and free-booters of all the contending parties, that those who were not already