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OF

OTHER PARTS OF THE CONTINENT.

BY MRS. BRAY,

AUTHOR OF "LETTERS FROM NORMANDY AND BRITANNY,' “THE BORDERS OF THE TAMAR AND TAVY," “ TRELAWNY,"

" TRIALS OF THE HEART," ETC ETC.

+ Star of Switzerland ! thy fame
Tho' recording Bards have sung,
Yet be thine immortal name
Inspiration to my tongue !"

MONTGOMERY.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON: LONGMAN, ORME, BROWN, GREEN, & LONGMANS,

PATERNOSTER-ROW

1841.

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ADVERTISEMENT.

The first work that the writer ever ventured to lay before the public was a volume of “ Letters” that she addressed to a beloved, and now, alas ! lamented mother, during a tour through Normandy, Britanny, and other parts of France. The reception that work met with in early life encouraged her to continue her pursuits in other branches of literature.

In her recent journey through Switzerland, &c., her heart, as in former years, being much with her friends at home, she made many notes of her tour, principally with a view to amuse and interest them. To her brother (taking such notes for the

groundwork) she addressed the letters now laid before the public. Little, however, need here be said of their rise and progress, as they are stated at large in the Introductory Letter. The favourable opinion of some of her literary friends, by whom they were read, induced her to decide on giving her letters to the public, though written for the amusement of a private circle; well knowing that such productions are more likely to interest the general reader, than similar works of a more studied description.

The Vicarage, Tavistock,

October 17. 1840.

CONTENTS

OF

THE FIRST VOLUME.

INTRODUCTORY LETTER.

Page

Allusion to the original Promise of undertaking

the Work.–Sources to be employed in its Pro-
gress. — Notes abroad and Corrections at home.
– Plan for the Journey arranged. — Leave-
taking, and Hope fulfilled. Embarkation.
A Retrospect. — Home View of Things. –
The Thames; its Characteristics. - Thoughts
of the Writer on past and present Feelings on
the Outset of Travel. — How to observe. -
Rough Weather. Out at Sea. — Interesting
Anecdote of an English Vessel and all on board
in Distress. – Old Sailors; their Kindness
and Good Humour. Approach of Night.
A Squall and a Mist. The Comfort of a
Lighthouse. -Ostend. Landing on a Foreign
Shore — its Characteristics. Housed for the
Night. — Nocturnal Comforts. — Notes from
the first Impressions of a Sexagenarian

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