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S.H. 1825.

A

MONTH

IN

FRANCE AND SWITZERLAND,

DURING THE AUTUMN OF 1824.

BY

JOHN SMITH,

or GRAY'S INN, STUDENT AT LAW;
A CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE OF MANUFACTURES, SOCIETY

OF ARTS.

“ There are three difficulties in authorship ;-to write any thing worth
the publishing-to find honest men to publish it—and to get sensible
men to read it. Literature has now become a game; in which the
Booksellers are the Kings; the Critics, the Knaves ; the Public, the
Pack; and the poor Author, the mere Table, or Thing played upon.
-Lacon.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR KINGSBURY, PARBURY, AND ALLEN,

LEADENHALL-STREET,

1825..

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Printed by T. WOODFALL; Little Queen Street, Westminster.

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To the two Friends, who were my companions on the

way, and who, from my incessant occupation in taking notes, found me, I fear, not the most agreeable of travelling associates, I dedicate these

pages.

The transcript has been a pleasant occupation to me. My pleasure will not be diminished, should the perusal of it be found amusing to them.

JOHN SMITH.

Bedford Row,

6th June, 1825.

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