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TRAVELLING MEMS,

LING

DURING

A TOUR

THROUGH

BELGIUM, RHENISH PRUSSIA, GERMANY,

SWITZERLAND, AND FRANCE,

IN THE

SUMMER AND AUTUMN OF 1832:

INCLUDING

AN EXCURSION UP THE RHINE.

BY

THOMAS DYKE, Jun.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:

LONGMAN,REES, ORME, BROWN, GREEN,& LONGMAN,

PATERNOSTER-ROW.

Are not the mountains, waves, and skies, a part
Of me and of my soul, as I of them ?
Is not the love of these deep in my heart
With a pure passion ? should not I contemn
All objects if compared with these ? and stem
A tide of suffering, rather than forego
Such feelings as arise * * * *

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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

iy

DEDICATION.

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,
Your obliged servant,

And affectionate friend,

THOMAS Dyke, Jun.

MONMOUTH, Nov. 15, 1833.

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