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Nos patriæ fines, & dulcia linquimus arva;
Nos patriam fugimus: tu, Tityre, lentus in umbrá,
Formofam refonare doces Amaryllida fylvas.

VIRGIL

Round the wide world in banishment we roam,
Forc'd from our pleasing fields and native home:
While stretch'd at ease, you fing your happy loves;
And Amaryllis fills the fhady groves.

DRYDEN

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR J. ROBSON, BOOKSELLER, IN

NEW BOND STREET.

M DCC LXXXIII.

Dobell 8-845 52922

TO THE PUBLIC.

HESE unftudied travelling sketches

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were written, at the request of and for the amusement of a Lady and her friends, during a refidence abroad in the years 1776 and 77.

With unaffected diffidence they are now fubmitted to the Public.-It is a moot point, whether that hackneyed affertion," the Author wrote not for the public eye," be a valid apology for the imperfection and inaccuracy incident to human productions-Yet it is fanctified by ufage; and he who now, he fears too rafhly, fteps out of his private line before the awful tribunal of criticism, fenfible how much he will need indulgence, hopes it may be admitted in palliation. That

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