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CLASSICAL AND HISTORICAL
FRANCE, SWITZERLAND, AND ITALY,
IN THE YEARS 1821 AND 1822:
SUMMARY HISTORY OF THE PRINCIPAL CITIES,
MOST MEMORABLE REVOLUTIONS:
A DESCRIPTION OF THE
FAMED EDIFICES, AND WORKS OF ART,
ANCIENT, AS WELL AS MODERN :
WITH AN ACCOUNT OF
SOME OF THE MOST STRIKING CLASSIC FICTIONS AND CEREMONIES;
AND OF SUCH RELICS STILL REMAINING,
" Quoniam diu vixisse denegatur, aliquid faciamus quo possimus ostendere
IN TWO VOLUMES.
The ensuing Pages, in their commencement, were penned as simple Mementoes of a Continental Tour; as reminiscences to the individual of the beauties of nature and art explored in such a journey; as interesting, perhaps, to particular friends, yet claiming little thought or pretension to the publicity of the press.
But that practice whose first views were so simple, a wish for deeper information gradually extended; and that occupation which in the beginning was mere amusement, insensibly became a decided and systematic pursuit : - To the lighter and playful journal of the hour I made occasional historical and critical additions I sought for every object that could be deemed most worthy of notice in the line of my travels, and I, as immediately, wrote a summary, or