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HISTORICAL AND DESCRIPTIVE ACCOUNTS
WILTON AND GOODRICH CASTLES;
THE NURSERY OF KING HENRY THE TIFTH;
WITH OTHER PUBLIC OBJECTS IN THE VOYAGE:
Mi THROUGHOUT THI WHOLE ACE INTIRSPICS ID,
A VARIETY OF AMUSING AND INTERESTING CIRCUMSTANCE!,
HIVED UIOII COlUCTtB!—FAKTICVlAStY
MEMOIRS AND ANECDOTES
OF THE LIFE OF
J-OHJV KYMJLE, ESQ.
RENDERED IMMORTAL BY THE MUSE OF POPE,
THE MAN OF JROSS.
"But all Out Pbauss why should Loses engross?
BY CHARLES HEATH, MONMOUTH.
PRINTED AND SOLD BY HIM, IN THE MARKET PLACE:
iL H E observations of Dr. Johnson, on the Poetry of Milton, "That it perpetually exeicises the memory or the fancy" might with truth be applied to this admired part of the kingdom,—for when the mind ceases to be interested by the historical recollections which the numerous Castles and Abbies, on the banks of the river, are continually exciting,—the eye is immediately delighted with the beautiful scenery, which every where presents itself, during the course of this amusing excursion.
Whether it be owing to the unsettled state of affairs on the Continent, which has rendered travelling, if not unsafe, at least disagreeable,—or to that well-founded curiosity, which excites the Man of Observation to survey its attractions,-—certain it is that Monmouthshire has, in the course of the last four or five years, been honoured with a very large share of Public Notice.
It would be an act of injustice to with-hold from Mr. Gilpin his due share of praise; for without doubt, the publication of his "Observations on Picturesque Beauty" have greatly increased the general desire for viewing the scenes his pen so charmingly describes. Before that appeared, there was no work which delineated, in like manner, the whole of the Excursion from Ross to Chepstow, though Mr. Wheatley had given a description of some of the principal features in the course - of the voyage*