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THROUGH PART OF
FRANCE, SWITZERLAND, AND ITALY,
SUMMARY HISTORY OF THE PRINCIPAL CITIES,
AND OF THE
MOST MEMORABLE REVOLUTIONS;
A DESCRIPTION OF THE
FAMED EDIFICES, AND WORKS OF ART,
ANCIENT, AS WELL AS MODERN;
WITH AN ACCOUNT OF "
SOME OF THE MOST STRIKING CLASSIC FICTIONS AND CERE-
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IN TWO VOLUMES.
PRINTED FOR BALDWIN, CRADOCK, AND JOY.
THE ensuing Pages, in their commencement, were penned as simple Mementoes of a Continental Tour; as reminiscences to the individual of the beauties of nature and art explored in such a journey; as interesting, perhaps, to particular friends, yet claiming little thought or pretension to the publicity of the press.
But that practice whose first views were so simple, a wish for deeper information gradually extended; and that occupation which in the beginning was mere amusement, insensibly became a decided and systematic pursuit :- To the lighter and playful journal of the hour I made occasional historical and critical additions; I sought for every object that could be deemed most worthy of notice in the line of my travels, and I, as immediately, wrote a summary, or