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OBSERVATIONS

ON A

TOUR

THROUGH

THE HIGHLANDS

AND PART OF THE

WESTERN ISLES

OF

SCOTLAND;

PARTICULARLY
STAFFA AND ICOLMKILL:

TO WHICH ARE ADDED,
A DESCRIPTION OF THE FALLS OF THE CLYDE;

OF THE COUNTRY ROUND MOFFAT,

AND AN

ANALYSIS OF ITS MINERAL WATERS.

BY T. GARNETT, M. D.
WEMBER OF THE ROYAL MEDICAL, PHYSICAL, AND NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETIES OF EDINBURGH;
THE LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY OF MANCHESTER; THE MEDICAL SOCIETY
OF LONDON; THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY; AND PROFESSOR OF NATURAL

PHILOSOPHY AND CHEMISTRY IN THE ROYAL

INSTITUTION OF GREAT BRITAIN.

1

A NEW EDITION.

ILLUSTRATED BY A MAP,
And Fifty-two Plates, engraved in the Manner of Aquatinta, from DRAWINGS taken on

the spot by W. H. Watts, Miniature and Landscape Painter,

who accompanied the Author in his Tour.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR JOHN STOCKDALE, PICCADILLY.

THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

ASTOR, LENOX AND TILDEN FOUNDATIONS 1015

L

deasley, Priolet, Bos. Court, Fleet Street, Londo...

PREFACE.

It will, perhaps, appear highly presuming in me, to intrude on the world another Tour through the Highlands, after the number that have been already published. But though we have several well-written journals, I know of none whose object is so extensive as mine, excepting the excellent Tour by Mr. Pennant, a work which will always be read with interest, and remain a monument of the talents and industry of its author. I took the journal of this eminent writer with me, and compared his description with the objects themselves, which, as far as they went, were remarkably accurate ; but I soon found that considerable employment was left for a gleaner.

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These volumes contain a description of the country, manners and customs of the inhabitants, natural curiosities, antiquities, mineralogy, botany, natural advantages, proposed :improvements, and an account of the state of manufactures, agriculture, fisheries, and political economy, with local history and biography. My object has been to give as perfect an account

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