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LONDON:
PRINTED FOR G. G. AND J. ROBINSON, PATERVOSTER-ROW.

MDCC,XCVIII.

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PREFACE.

IN presenting to the Public a View of Switzerland, a country of which so much has been already written, it

may perhaps become me to clear myself from the charge of presumption. The descriptive parts of this journal were rapidly traced with the ardor of a fond imagination, eager to feize the vivid colouring of the moment ere it fled, and give permanence to the emotions. of admiration, while the folemn enthusiasm beat high in my bosom ; but when the sens fations excited by those views of majestic grandeur had subsided, I recollected, with regret, that the paths which I had delighted

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PREFACE.

IN presenting to the Public a View of Switzerland, a country of which so much has been already written, it may perhaps become me to clear myself from the charge of presumption. The descriptive parts of this journal were rapidly traced with the ardor of a fond imagination, eager to feize the vivid colouring of the moment ere it fled, and give permanence to the emotions. of admiration, while the folemn enthusiasm beat high in my bosom; but when the sens sations excited by those views of majestic grandeur had subsided, I recollected, with regret, that the paths which I had delighted

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