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- Object: Travelling. Plate V.
See No. 15983. A sequence of vignettes.  'Entering Paris, in the Diligence, by the Gate of St Denis. "Remember where we are in France, amongst a fickle wavering Nation." (Shakspear)'. [' 1 Hen. VI'. IV. i]. The lumbering diligence approaches the gate over cobbles, raising clouds of dust; the six horses are three abreast, one rear wheeler with a postilion in 'milk churn' boots. Children scramble for coins thrown by the passengers. Pickle peeps from the small window in the back section. In the foreground are typical Parisian street-vendors, &c.: a limonadier serves a little girl and a woman who lean against her huge basket, a man displays dancing dolls on a hand-organ, a boy plays on a set of bells.
 [The woman-barber]. A comely woman shaves Pickle (half-length figures) in his bedroom.
 [The dog-barber]. A man stands behind his open-air counter, shears in hand, displaying a neatly shaved dog, and pointing (1eft). He has a placard: 'Le Premier tond les chiens et sa femme vat en Ville'. Cf. Nos. 4668, 4763.
 'Dining at a restaurateurs. Politeness of Two French Gentlemen'. Pickle accepts the overtures of two fashionably dressed men who invite him to their table. Bowing, hat in hand, he says: 'Really gentlemen you are so polite that if I dont intrude'. One rises to say: 'Ah sare you do de great plaisir Monami and myself do love de Anglise for their honneur and honnête'. The other shouts: 'Garçon assortez le Gentilhomme par divers diable'. A lady is seated behind a counter as at Véry's, cf. No. 14471.
 'Taken by the Polite Gentlemen to the Palais Royal where they are taken by the Police'. Pickle, walking arm-in-arm between them in the crowded arcade (see No. 13428) is astounded when all three are arrested by gendarmes.
 'Ordered to quit France in 48 hours for being in suspicious com¬pany'. A design in lines and dots (cf. No. 12955). From the gate of 'La Force' a jailor kicks a tiny figure towards the sea and the distant cliffs of Dover.
 'More Haste worse speed'. A night scene in heavy rain. The two-wheeled chaise has lost a wheel and lies on its side. The miserable horse is moribund. Pickle, windswept, stands beside his scattered baggage while the postilion-driver gesticulates and says: 'Oh St Denis St Denis my pauvre cheval oh you rascal heretic you bring de judgmant you kill my cheval you break my Fiacre you do raise de Tempête'. 1 July 1829
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