Title: The diary of a girl in France in 1821
Year: 1918 (1910s)
Authors: Browne, Mary, 1807-1833 Teigamouth, Henry Noel Shore, Baron, 1847-1926
Subjects: France — Description and travel France — Social life and customs
Publisher: New York : E.P. Dutton and Co.
Contributing Library: New York Public Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN
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tories. Y I70 MARY BROWNES DIARY [aug. out of the town. There were a few hedgeshere. We saw a coffin covered with blackand wiite velvet on some chairs before adoor, with several candles burning round it,and a procession of priests and boys withcrucifixes at a distance. As we were walk-ing up a hill we saw an old beggarwoman sitting by the roadside in a bowerof dead leaves: her petticoat was coveredwith patches of all colours; she beggedof us as we went past. We also saw twovery curious figures with gilt caps and redcloaks. We did not see near so manybeggars this way as we did on the Calaisroad. We stopped at Totes, where we dined.Before dinner we walked out past a longbuilding; we asked some women what itwas : they told us it was a corn-market,which belonged to Madame DOssonval sei-gneur dti village. We got sugared peas, etc.,for dinner. After Totes, the country waspretty: there were hedges like England.A good many of the people here (especiallythe old women) wore ugly cotton caps and
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OLD WOMAN WITH A COTTON CAP To face f>. 170 i82i] MARKET-WOMEN AT DIEPPE 171 ribbons and crosses. We walked up a hillnear Dieppe. I almost strained my eyes tosee the sea; it was what I had wished to seefor a long time ; at last, when we had reachedthe top of a hill, we had a view of the seaand of Dieppe. We went to Taylors Englishhotel. Out of the window of the sitting-room you look upon the ships: it is close tothe harbour. This day we saw none of thecurious caps we had heard about. August nth.—After breakfast we wentinto the market, where we saw quite ascurious figures as we had expected. Someof the caps had lappets like butterflies wings,and large bunches of hair turned up behind.We saw some of the hair hanging at a shop-door: it was coarse like horse-hair. Anumber of the people were dressed in black.We saw three women, like a mother and herdaughters, coming in to market with basketson their arms. They had on black gowns,aprons, and handkerchiefs ; caps, the lappetsof which bl
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