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THROUGH PART OF
FRANCE, SWITZERLAND, AND ITALY,
SUMMARY HISTORY OF THE PRINCIPAL CITIES,
AND OF THB
MOST MEMORABLE REVOLUTIONS;
A DESCRIPTION OF THB
FAMED EDIFICES, AND WORKS OF ART,
ANCIENT, AS WELL AS MODERN ;
WITH AN ACCOUNT OP
SOME OF THE MOST STRIKING CLASSIC FICTIONS AND CERZ-
MONIES; AND OF SUCH RELICS STÍLL REMAINING.
Quoniam diu vixisse denegatur, aliquid faciamus quo possimus
ostendere nos vixisse.”
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