Tristram Shandy C H A P. XCVIII

——“So hating, I say, to make mysteries of nothing”——I intrusted it with the post-boy, as soon as ever I got off the stones; he gave a crack with his whip to balance the compliment; and with the thill-horse trotting, and a sort of an up and a down of the other, we danced it along to Ailly au clochers, famed in days of yore for the finest chimes in the world; but we danced through it without music—the chimes being greatly out of order—(as in truth they were through all France).

And so making all possible speed, from

Ailly au clochers, I got to Hixcourt,

from Hixcourt I got to Pequignay, and

from Pequignay, I got to AMIENS,

concerning which town I have nothing to inform you, but what I have informed you once before——and that was—that Janatone went there to school.