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304 Swearer. Ha, ha, ha, I do neither. 305. Wiseman. I am sorry for't ; there's little hopes
of a soul that lies speechless. 306.
So throwing down his club, Wiseman convey'd a
small manuscript into Youth's Hand, and withdrew. 307. Father. The great excellency and perfection
of humane nature is religion; the lively sense and firm belief of a Deity, and carriage and demeanour suitable to that belief. But,
He that prophanely swears, or prates dishonourably of sacred Things, demonstrates himself to be an ill-bred clown. Such language grates the ears of good Men, and forces 'em to quit the place, as the Israelites did the tents of Korah, Dathan, and
draw iniquity with the cords of vanity ?-and
1 Prov. 14. 9.
2 Isa. 5. 18.
3 Rom. 2. 5.
310. Son. One that after travelling seven years
was returned well vers'd in amorous smirk, the alamode grin, the antic bow, the newest fashion ogle, cringe, shrug, &c. and cou'd cough and spit in set-form, and not like the vulgar, began to blazon cities, as if he had been their herald, telling us that -Constantinople was the store-house of GreeceParis the metropolis of France-Venice the eye of Italy-Florence the seat of beauty, and— Rome the lady-city, whose impress was orbis in urbe. Nevertheless, he prefer'd Heidelbergh far before 'em all, for in it was a great tun, which contained
eight hundred hogsheads of wine. 311. After many strange stories of his adventures, full
of tedious repetitions, impertinent digressions, and absurd contradictions, ever making mountains of mole-hills, and multiplying whatever he had heard and seen, like the echo near Charenton-bridge, which is said to reverberate the voice ten times in articulate sounds.
He told us,
312. That a Faremo in Rome, an Addesso in Italy,
a Magnana in Spain, and a TANTOT, in France, signify no more than a By and By in England, or a Scotch I'LL WARRAND YOU.
French sing 313. That the
Italians sleep 314 That at Rome, besides pilgrims, hermits, jesuits,
monks, and fryars, he had seen an acolyte, a vicar, a priest, an archdeacon, a dean, a prior, an abbot, a prelate, a bishop, an arch-bishop, a patriarch, a cardinal, and the pope, in pontificalibus: But what pleased his fancy best, was the pretty nuns, and the penitent sisters.
315. That (he had heard) the Low-Countries, for
war, traffick, and learning, were all Europe in Amsterdam-print; but confound Mars, Mercury, and Minerva, Bacchus and Venus were his delight, boasting his conquest under their banners, as if it were no less honour to drink men out of their wits, or flatter and betray women out of their vertue,
than to force an enemy out of his trenches. 316. Father. Wine and women are the Scylla and
Charybdis, whereon most travellers split. 317.
Providence has made almost every degree produce something peculiar to it; one country is the granary, another the cellar, another the orchard, another the arsenal, another, &c.—of their neigh
Few men (with Claudian) esteem it great happi.
ness to have birth, life, and burial, all in one parish. 319. Generous and noble spirits take pleasure in
viewing foreign nations, their antiquities, armories, arsenals, banks, churches, cities, colleges, courts, exchanges, exercises, feasts, fencings, fortifications, gardens, granaries, harbours, havens, houses, libraries, machines, magazines, manufactures, monuments, navies, products, shipping, soldiers, towns, treasuries, warehouses, &c. and observing what may be for the publick good of their own country; and not in learning softness, effeminacy, and
luxury. 320. Travelling exhibits just, kind, and charitable
ideas of mankind, and is of singular use to accomplish a gentleman : It enlarges all the faculties, and takes off that narrowness of mind, which for want of knowledge of the world, is apt to sowr conversation. Yet as the bee converts to honey, the spider to poison, travelling betters a wise man,
makes a fool worse. 321. A man's travels should rather appear in the
modesty of his discourse, than by his fantastical behaviour; he shou'd be more advised in his answers, than forward in telling long stories, much less in glorying in his shame.