that about him which seemed to have bridged the gulf between
"Frightful roads; short of victual, short of drink: nor was that
all. We had to undergo a variety of accidents; and certainly our
equipage must have had a singular air, for in every new place we
came to, they took us for something different.
Some for pickpockets well disguised;
At times the people crowded out,
Like clowns impertinently curious.
Our lively Italian [Algarotti] swore;