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Niew of the Temple of FORTUNA IZRILIS; and that of vesta;in Rome

A

CLASSICAL AND HISTORICAL

TOUR

THROUGH

FRANCE, SWITZERLAND, AND ITALY,

IN THE YEARS 1821 AND 1822:

INCLUDING A

SUMMARY HISTORY OF THE PRINCIPAL CITIES,

AND

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,

WITH

FOURTEEN

ENGRAVINGS.

" Quoniam diu vixisse denegatur, aliquid faciamus quo possimus ostendere

nos vixisse.”

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR BALDWIN, CRADOCK, AND JOY.

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PRE FACE.

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

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