. Pierre Quillacq, or M. Dessein (or Dessin) as he was called, gained a great reputation from Laurence Sterne's allusions
to him and his hotel in A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy
(AA2, Jour. and Corr.
, 1:8; A Sentimental Journey,
ed. Gardner D. Stout, Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1967, P. 87, 336–338).