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THE

ORIENTAL VOYAGER;

OR,
DESCRIPTIVE SKETCHES

AND

CURSORY REMARKS,

ON

A VOYAGE TO INDIA AND CHINA,

'IN HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP
CAROLIN E,
PERFORMED IN THE YEARS 1803-4-5-6.

INTERSPERSED WITH

EXTRACTS FROM THE BEST MODERN VOYAGES AND TRAVELS.

The whole intended to exhibit a topographical and picturesque Sketch of

all the principal Places which are annually or occasionally visited by
our East India and China Fleets. The Routes to and from India, il-
lustrated by the fracks of His Majesty's Ships CAROLINE and MEDUSA,
correctly set off on a CHART, extending from the British Isles to
CANTON,

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“Wandering from clime to clime, observant 'stray'd,”
Their manners noted, and their coasts survey'd.” Odyssey,

. LONDON :

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Printed by Joyce Gold, Shoe-lane, Fleet-street,
FOR JAMES ASPERNE, AT THE BIBLE, CROWN, AND CON-

STITUTION, 32, CORNHILL. .

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TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE

HENRY LORD VISCOUNT MELVILLE,

ONE OF HIS MAJESTY'S MOST HONOURABLE

PRIVY COUNCIL, &c. &c.

MY LORD,

DEDICATIONS from obscure individuals to exalted

personages, are,

in general, such pompous and fulsome eulogies, that I will not insult your Lordship’s good sense, nor betray my own total want of it, by addressing you in a similar style.

I am unacquainted with your Lordship, except through the medium of your public character; and I have taken the liberty of dedicating the following Skerciles to your Lordship, not from gratitude för påsts or the smallest hope of future favours, to myself individually, but because you have always been the LIBERAL FRIEND OF THE NAVY, and particularly of that department to which I have the honour of belonging.

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