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Thro' the Whole ISLAND of
CIRCUITS or JOURNIES.
I. A DESCRIPTION of the
II. The Cuftoms, Manners, Ex-
ercifes, Diverfions, and Em-
Palaces, Markets, Schools, Li-
V. The Produce and Improve-
VI. The Sea Ports and Fortifica-
VIII. The Ifles of Wight, Scilly,
Interfperfed with Useful OBSERVATIONS.
By a GENTLEMAN.
The SIXTH EDITION.
With very great Additions, Improvements, and Corrections; which
In FOUR VOLUMES.
With an INDEX to each Volume.
Printed for D. BROWNE, T. OSBORNE, C. HITCH and
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 very large Circuits, or Journeys,
have been taken through divers Parts feparately, and Three general Tours over 'almost the whole English Part of the • Island; in all which the Author has not ⚫ been wanting to treasure up just 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 these several Journies in Eng
land, he has alfo lived fome time in Scotland, 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 raifed upon the 'borrowed Lights of other Obfervers.'
THIS was Part of the Author's Preface to his First Edition.
THE fucceeding Editions, and particularly the prefent, have received
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 neceffary 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 acknowlege ourselves indebted to feveral worthy Gentlemen, who have kindly communicated to us many curious and interesting Particulars.
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-fpirited Work, intitled, The Political Survey of Great Britain.
SEVERAL Gentlemen having expreffed a Defire of having a Set of Maps, of a proper Size, to bind with the preceding Edition