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LETTERS

DESCRIBING

The CHARACTER and CuSTOMS

OF THE

ENGLISH and FRENCH A
NATION S.

With a curious ESSAY on

TRAVELLING.

And a Criticism on BOILEAU's De-
fcription of PARIS.

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By Mr. MURALT, a Gentleman of Switzerland,
Quicquid agunt homines, noftri farrago libelli. Juv.

The SECOND EDITION.

To which are now Added,

Critical REMARKS on the whole WORK,
by Gentlemen of the English and French
Nations, With a complete INDEX.

Tranflated from the French.

LONDON:

Printed and Sold by THO. EDLIN, at the Prince's-Arms, over-
against Exeter-Exchange; and N. PREVOST, at the Sign of
the Ship, over-against Southampton-Street, in the Strand.
MDCCXXVI.

Blackw. 9-26-28 17976

The Tranflator's

PREFACE.

T

HE Author of the following Letters was fo great a Lover of a private and retired Life, and fo averfe to Pageantry and Shew, that there remains but little to entertain the Reader with, concerning his Name, or Perfon.

He was of Switzerland, and ferv'd fome Time in the late King of France's Armies. He afterwards quitted all publick Bufinefs, on a Principle of Confcience, and was banish'd for cenfuring the Abuses in Religious Ceremonies with whid he could not comply; and now leads a folitary and auftere Life.

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