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The Seven Poor Travellers - Charles Dickens

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THE SEVEN POOR TRAVELLERS--IN THREE CHAPTERS

by Charles Dickens

CHAPTER I--IN THE OLD CITY OF ROCHESTER



Strictly speaking, there were only six Poor Travellers; but, being a
Traveller myself, though an idle one, and being withal as poor as I
hope to be, I brought the number up to seven.  This word of
explanation is due at once, for what says the inscription over the
quaint old door?


RICHARD WATTS, Esq.
by his Will, dated 22 Aug. 1579,
founded this Charity
for Six poor Travellers,
who not being ROGUES, or PROCTORS,
May receive gratis for one Night,
Lodging, Entertainment,
and Fourpence each.


It was in the ancient little city of Rochester in Kent, of all the
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