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THE following ERRATA, which relate principally to proper names, have escaped observation, from the Author not having had it in his power to superintend the correction of the press.

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In the words less attached, as it were, insert a comma at the word less
For dedicated read delegated

After which add it, and dele the parenthesis

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For balted read travelled

For conscious read conscientious

For strong read stony

For Kay or Key read Nah or Neb

For Abschdee read Aschdgee

For Fahallah Fah Hoo read Yahallah Yab Hon

For Faourt read Yaourt

For complaints read complainants

In the Note, for Le read La

Last line but two, for of read at

329 15 For Kadmonsia read Kadmousia

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EXMOUTH----EXTORTION AND OBSTINACY OF A PILOT----STRAITS OF GIBRALTAR----ISLAND OF ALBORAN-----NICE-----GENOA-LEGHORN---PASSAGE ON THE ARNO----PISA---RETURN TO LEG

HORN---HOSPITALS IN ITALY.

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LTHOUGH the motive which may have actuated a traveller, the commencement of his journeys, be in itself of little or no importance to the public, it is customary to explain the reasons which induced him to undertake them, and what were the principal objects of his researches. In compliance with this

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established usage, I could wish to state some considerations of general interest, for having prosecuted so long and dangerous a route as that which forms the subject of the following pages; but a regard to truth compels me to acknowledge, that I was influenced merely by my natural and irresistible inclination to visit distant and unfrequented countries; an inclination which very early persuaded me, that, with good humor, a spirit of accommodation, and an abundant share of patience, the difficulties of travelling might be surmounted, and many of its dangers avoided.

UNDER this persuasion, I endeavored to divest myself of those prejudices in favor of English customs, which too frequently prevent us from allowing either comfort or convenience to be found in any other; and taught myself the propriety of a tacit acquiescence, amongst foreigners, in situations where neither my judgment could approve, nor my taste be gratified.

THE liberality of an indulgent father had already permitted my residence in France for two years; when, soon after my re-. turn to England, I accidentally met with an acquaintance of my earlier years, who was then captain of a ship bound to Italy and Smyrna. So favorable an opportunity of gratifying my desire to travel renewed it with augmented force; and estimating all inconveniences or sacrifices as trivial, in comparison to the satis

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