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Interfperfed with Useful OBSERVATIONS.
Particularly fitted for the Perufal of fuch as defire to
Travel over the ISLAND.
By a GENTLEMAN.
The SIXTH EDITION.
With very great Additions, Improvements, and Corrections; which
bring it down to the End of the Year 1761.
In FOUR VOLUMES.
With an INDEX to each Volume.
Printed for D. BROWNE, T, OSBORNE, C. HITCH and
L. HAWES, A. MILLAR, J. BUCKLAND, J. RIVING-
TON, S. CROWDER and Co. W. JOHNSTON, T. Long-
MAN, T. LOWNDES, B. LAW and C. T. CASLON,
and G. KEARSLY. 1762.
22 NOV. 1933
HE kind Reception which the feveral Editions of this Work have met with, makes it needlefs to trouble the Reader with a long Preface.
HOWEVER, it would be doing Injustice to the Original Author, as well as depriving the Reader of the Satisfaction he ought to have in knowing how much he may depend on the Merits of the Piece, if we did not transcribe the following Account which he gives of the Pains he took, and how well qualified he was for fuch a Task.
THE Preparations for this Work, fays he, have been fuitable to the Au'thor's earnest Concern for its Ufefulness. Seventeen véry large Circuits, or Journeys,
⚫ have been taken through divers Parts fepa
rately, and Three general Tours over
almoft the whole English Part of the
Ifland; in all which the Author has not
< been wanting to treasure up juft Remarks
upon particular Places and Things; fo
that he is very little in Debt to other
Mens Labours, and gives but very few
'Accounts of Things but what he has been
an Eye-witness of himself.
BESIDES thefe feveral Journies in Eng-
land, he has alfo lived fome time in Scot-
land, and has travelled critically over great.
Part of it: He has viewed the North Part
of England, and the South Part of Scot-
< land, Five feveral times over. All which
is hinted here, to let the Readers know,
what Reason they have to be fatisfy'd with
the Authority of the Relation; and that
the Accounts here given are not the Pro-
'duce of a curfory View, or raised upon the
'borrowed Lights of other Obfervers.'
THIS was Part of the Author's Preface
to his First Edition.
THE fucceeding Editions, and particu-
larly the prefent, have received great Im-
provements, as well as very confiderable
Additions; which not only Time, but the
Erecting of new Structures, the Adorning
of many fine Seats, and the Alterations in
Harbours, Ports, and Havens, made neces-
fary to be taken notice of. Such Changes
will always happen, as leave Room for
Improvement in a Work of this Nature.
And here it becomes us thankfully to ac-
knowlege ourselves indebted to feveral
worthy Gentlemen, who have kindly com-
municated to us many curious and interest-
WITH refpect to the prefent Edition,
befides what has been hinted above, it is
proper to add, that the Whole is brought
down to the Year 1761; and it might be
thought by fome ungrateful in us, if we did
not acknowlege ourselves indebted for many
of our later Obfervations, and Accounts of
Improvements and Alterations owing to
Time and particular Circumftances and
Attempts, to a truly valuable, and, we may
fay, public-spirited Work, intitled, The
Political Survey of Great Britain.
SEVERAL Gentlemen having expreffed
a Defire of having a Set of Maps, of a pro-
per Size, to bind with the preceding Edition