A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels - Volume 18 eBook

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484.  Travels of Cosmo, Grand Duke of Tuscany, through England, 1669. 4to. 1822.—­Amidst much that is very tedious and stupid, relative to the ceremonies observed in receiving this prince, and all his most minute movements and actions, there are curious notices of the state of England, the mode of life, manners, and agriculture at this period.

485.  Letters on the English Nation.  By Baptista Angeloni, translated from the Italian. 1756. 2 vols. 8vo.

486.  Grosley’s Tour to London, translated by Nugent, 1772. 2 vols. 8vo.—­These two works exhibit much misrepresentation of our character; at the same time they are instructive in so far as they, in several respects, paint accurately our national and domestic manners, in the middle of the last century, and exhibit them as viewed by foreigners.

487.  Historical Account of Three Years’ Travels over England and Wales.  By Rogers. 1694. 12mo.

488.  Gilpin’s Tour in South Wales:  his Tour in North Wales:  Observations on the Western Parts of England:  Observations on the Lakes of Cumberland and Westmoreland:  Observations on the River Wye:  Tour in Norfolk and South Wales.—­All these works display a deep and sincere feeling of the beauties of nature; a pure taste and sound judgment; and are written in a style appropriate to the subject, and worthy of the matter.

489.  Warner’s Tour through Wales—­Warner’s Second Tour through Wales—­Topographical Remarks on the South Western Parts of Hampshire. 2 vols.—­History of the Isle of Wight—­Tour through the Northern Parts of England and the Borders of Scotland. 2 vols.—­Excursions from Bath—­Walk through some of the Western Counties of England—­Tour through Cornwall.—­ These travels, generally performed on foot, contain good accounts of the antiquities, and some notices of the natural history, manners, &c. of those parts of England and Wales to which they respectively relate.

490.  Pennant’s Tours from Downing to Alston Moor—­from Alston Moor to Harrowgate and Brimham Cross—­Journey from London to the Isle of Wight. 2 vols.—­Journey from Chester to London—­Tour in Wales. 3 vols.—­These travels are written in a dry style; but they abound in accurate descriptions of antiquities.

491.  Bingley’s Tour round North Wales in 1798. 2 vols. 8vo.—­The language, manners, customs, antiquities, and botany, are particularly attended to and well described.

492.  Rev. J. Evans’s Tour through Part of North Wales in 1798; Tour through South Wales in 1803.—­These works likewise are valuable for botanical information, as well as for descriptions of scenery, manners, agriculture, manufactures, antiquities, &c. and for mineralogy.

493.  Barber’s Tour in South Wales, 1802. 8vo.—­This work is chiefly picturesque, and descriptive of manners.

494.  The Scenery, Antiquities, and Biography of South Wales.  By B.H.  Malkin. 1805, 4to.—­This work is hardly valuable in proportion to its size; but from it may be gleaned interesting notices on the history and antiquities of this part of Wales, as well as manners, &c.

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