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as apples, pears, plums, artichokes ; and all eatables are
cheap. A fat ox costs a pistole, a sheep thirty bajoechi,
a pair of capons or fowls, apaul, eggs a farthing a-piece,
and so on for the rest in proportion. You can have a
farge fish for a soldo. But game is so abundant that
they make no account of it at all. Birds jiay almost
be killed with sticks, and especially thrushes, blackbirds,
and chaffinches. Both the salt and fresh water fish are
most exquisite, and so abundant, that for three pauls
we bought one hundred and fifty pounds of excellent
fish ; as pike, salmon, herring, trout, &c., and all of
excellent quality. We got a thousand pilchards and
oysters for tM'enty-five bajoechi.

* ' Tlie horses are very plenty, stout, handsome,
swift, and cheap; so that for twenty crowns you
might buy a nag, which in Italj would be worth a
hundred gold pieces.**



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