William Flynn’s journal The Hibernian Chronicle was published twice weekly and ran from 1768 to 1801. The following excerpt appeared on 25 June 1772 and outlines the romantic advantages of travelling to Italy:
A certain great Lady was telling one of her own family,
that her husband had never slept a whole night with her
before he went to Italy: I have heard, says Lady ---,
who overheard the discourse, that one of the greatest
advantages of going to Italy is, that it teaches a man
to sleep all night by his wife (Vol IV, No 52, pg 403).
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