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INTO

CORNWALL,

THROUGH THE COUNTIES OF

SOUTHAMPTON, WILTS, DORSET,

SOMERSET & DEVON:

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" I pity the Man who can travel from Dan to Beersheba, and
*** cry 'Tis all barren; and so it is : and so is all the World to
6 him who will not cultivate the Fruits it offers.”

YORICK

Warwick :
PRINTED AND SOLD BY H. SHARPE ;
And F. & C. RIVINGTON, No. 62, St. Paul's Church-yard, London,

1799.
MRS

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PREFACE,

Mathewe July 22,1946

THE Author of the following pages, having been encouraged to offer them to the Public, thinks it necessary to preface his performance with observing, that as it was originally undertaken solely with an intention of affording some amuse- : ment for the leisure hours of a Friend, he feels a considerable degree of embarrassment in exposing it to the public eye.

It was first comprised in a series of Letters; the bulk of which would have swelled the Volume to a large size; and many of the remarks and allusions, contained in them, being designed only for private perusal, would have been altogether uninteresting to the generality of Readers: it has, therefore, been found expedient to

suppress a considerable part, and to put the remainder into a different dress, in which, it is now very respectfully presented,

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