A Pedestrian Tour Through North Wales, Letters
General Books, 2013 - 24 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1795 edition. Excerpt: ... pedestrian tour, &c. &c. &c. letter! Bala, North Wales, July u, 1794 surrounded on all sides by cloudcapt mountains; arrived amongst a people, to whose language I am a perfect stranger, and whose manners and customs are as eccentric as they are singular, every circumstance attracts attention, and every object excites admiration. But it is with pleasure, my dear friend, that I cease for a while from contemplating the scene around me, and turn to that B which-which I have so lately quitted: memory willingly lingers round a spot where the mind has not been much oppressed with sorrow or care; and I must, in justice, acknowledge, that during a residence of three years at Cambridge, the happiness I there enjoyed was scarcely ever interrupted, or overshadowed even by the smallest cloud of misfortune; a retrospect will therefore prove to me a constant source of satisfaction, because the memory of the past will not be accompanied with images of regret, or any other cause of sorrow or reproach. It will be peculiarly pleasing to me to write to you from time to time, and give you some account of our "Travels' History," to relate to you all our " most disastrous chances and moving accidents by flood or field;" for in every thing which concerned us, you were pleased to express yourself particularly interested, and and I assure you, it is not alone in compliance with your earnest and repeated request, but under the immediate impulse of my own wishes and inclination, that I am now induced to write to you. The mode of travelling which we have adopted, at the first view promises nothing remarkably alluring; and I think you were of opinion that Our resolution was not equal to the undertaking d'f such an enterprise, and treated the wliole plan as visionary...
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