8. August 1662

"Thence by boat. And it being rough, he told me the passage of a Frenchman through London bridge; where when he saw the great fall, he begun to cross himself and say his prayers in the greatest fear in the world; and as soon as he was over, he swore 'Morbleu c'est le plus grand plaisir du mond' - being the most like a French humour in the world."

From The Diary of Samuel Pepys

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