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re that exist in Europe are here to be seen, also.
However, to-morrow night is the last on which the hells of Paris are to be open, they being abolished after that time by law; and I wish, if possible, to see them, besides being in Paris on New Year's Day.
To-morrow, therefore, I shall start for Paris.
Dec. 31, 1837.
At a quarter before seven o'clock I found myself in the coupe;, with a fellow-passenger from America, and a French lady.
The apartment was small, being just large enough forge and heavy as they were, on their backs to the Hotel Montmorency, Boulevard Montmartre No. 12.
Dinner despatched, I went about ten o'clock to Frascati's,—the great hell of Paris.
By law all public gaming-houses are forbidden after the first of January, which commences this midnight.
Passing through an outside court, and then a short entry, we entered an antechamber, where there were a large number of servants in livery who received our hats and outside garments, no one being allowed to e