All which being considered, and that Death moreover might be much nearer me than I imagined—I wish I was at Abbeville, quoth I, were it only to see how they card and spin—so off we set.
(Vid. Book of French post-roads, page 36. edition of 1762.)
de Montreuil a Nampont- poste et demi
de Nampont a Bernay —- poste
de Bernay a Nouvion —- poste
de Nouvion a Abbeville poste —but the carders and spinners were all gone to bed.