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in France, not only as it would afford
them a great comfort in their distressed
situation; but as it might prevent any
real prisoners of war from making their
escape. Several midshipmen, upon their
first arrival at Verdun pere boys
just free from the nursery, bave been
purposely surrounded by every tempta-
tion to expence and extravagance ; and
then induced to violate their parole, by
the fear that when peace takes place
they may be left to languish in a jail.

END OF THE FIRST VOLUME.

R. CLARKE, Printer, Well-Street, London,

B. CLARKE, Printer, Well-Street, London,

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DETENU.

In order to distinguish him from the lawful prisoner of war, the traveller detained in France is throughout this work constantly stiled a Detenu. The word indeed has not as yet been naturalised; but the French, when they by their persecutions and other enormities obliged the most respectable part of their nation to emigrate, introduced the word Emigré into all foreign languages; and it is honorable to us, that we have no word of English growth to express a guest, arrested against the laws of hospitality, and the customs of civilised nations.

PICTURE OF VERDUN,

&c. &e.

The French used to value themselves on their hospitality as well as on their politeness. The stranger was at home at Paris, and the Palais Royal was the coffee-house of Europe. Every nation, whatever might be the siate of politics, passed before one there as in a magic lantern ; and not only in the accounts which they gave of themselves, but in those given by foreigners, their loyalty toward their guests was deservedly praised. A work published at Paris since the detention of the English contains the following anecdote.

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