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  • Thence I tooke my ffish to Carry it to a place for the English to dress it and repass'd the Serke and the River Essex and there I saw ye Common people men women and Children take off their shooes, and holding up their Cloathes wade through the rivers when ye tide was out, and truely some there were that when they Come to ye other side put on shoes and stockings and had ffine Plodds Cast over them and their Garb seemed above ye Common people; but this is their Constant way of travelling from one place to anothr – if any river to pass they make no use of Bridges and have not many.

    Through England on a Side Saddle in the Time of William and Mary

  • I was much pleased wth my supper tho 'not with the Custome of the Country wch is a universall smoaking, both men women and children have all their pipes of tobacco in their mouths and soe sit round the fire smoaking wch was not delightfull to me when I went down to talke wth my Landlady for information of any matter and Customs amongst them.

    Through England on a Side Saddle in the Time of William and Mary

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