When youve walked up the Rue la Paix at Paris, Been to the Louvre and the Tuileries, And to Versailles, although to go so far is A thing not quite consistent with your ease, Andbut the mass of objects quite a bar is To my describing what the traveller sees. You who have ever been to Paris, know; And you who have not been to Parisgo! RuskinA Tour Through France. St. 12.
Prince, give praise to our French ladies For the sweet sound their speaking carries; Twixt Rome and Cadiz many a maid is, But no good girls lip out of Paris. SwinburneTranslation from Villon. Ballad of the Women of Paris.