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BELGIUM, RHENISH PRUSSIA, GERMANY,
SWITZERLAND, AND FRANCE,
SUMMER AND AUTUMN OF 1832:
AN EXCURSION UP THE RHINE.
THOMAS DYKE, Jun.
IN TWO VOLUMES.
LONGMAN,REES, ORME, BROWN, GREEN,& LONGMAN,
Are not the mountains, waves, and skies, a part
W. WILSON, PRINTER, 57, SKINNER-STREET, LONDON.
TO THE REV.
RICHARD GORDON BEDFORD,
VICAR OF THE PARISH OF ST. GEORGE,
BRANDON HILL, BRISTOL.
MY DEAR SIR,
You may recollect that when we were both seated on a rude platform of rock, overhanging the beautiful Loch Lochy, in the county of Inverness, after having explored together the rocky wonders of the Hebrides, and searched for the sublime and picturesque among the mountains and lakes of Ireland and Scotland, that I expressed a wish to visit other lands, and
to compare their beauties with those of our islands. My desire has been gratified ; and I cannot render a greater homage to my feelings, than by inscribing these little volumes to yourself. Imperfect as I am aware the offering is, I trust it will be accepted as a tribute of gratitude for the uniform kindness you have shewn me from my childhood, and of sincere admiration of your estimable character and attainments. Believe me to be, with respect,
My dear sir,
And affectionate friend,
THOMAS Dyke, Jun.
MONMOUTH, Nov. 15, 1833.