Travels in Various Countries of Europe, Asia and Africa, Vol. 5: Part the Second; Greece, Egypt and the Holy Land; Section the Second (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Travels in Various Countries of Europe, Asia and Africa, Vol. 5: Part the Second; Greece, Egypt and the Holy Land; Section the Second

Travels, will enable the Reader to form a tale rable estimate of the probable compass of the entire Work; and it may serve to prove, that the author, if he should live to complete his undertaking, will not have exceeded his original estimate, in the account of a journey through forty-five degrees of longitude, and nearly forty degrees of latitude. In his endeavour to coneen trate the subject, he may have omitted observa tions which a particular class of Readers would have preferred to those which have been inserted. He has sometimes, for example, sacrificed statistical notices, that he might introduce his torical information, where Antient History is pre-eminently interesting; and again, on the other hand, he has purposely omitted much that he had written on the subject of Antiquities, that he might insert a few remarks upon the Egyptian and Grecian scenery, and upon the.

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