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WRITTEN DURING A TOUR THROUGH

SOUTH WALES,

IN THE YEAR 1803, AND AT OTHER TIMES;

CONTAINING VIEWS OF THE

HISTORY, ANTIQUITIES, AND CUSTOMS

OF THAT PART OF THE PRINCIPALITY;

AND INTERSPERSED WITH OBSERVATIONS ON ITS

SCENERY, AGRICULTURE, BOTANY, MINERALOGY,

TRADE AND MANUFACTURES.

BY THE REV. J. EVANS, B.A.

LATE OF JESUS COLLEGE, Oxon.

AUTHOR OF LETTERS WRITTEN DURING A TOUR THROUGH

NORTH WALES.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR C. AND R. BALDWIN, NEW BRIDGE-STREET.

1804.

ADVERTISEMENT.

For the correction of some errata which were unavoidable, as

the proof sheets could not be submitted to the eye of the Author, the reader is referred to a list of them printed at the end of the volume.

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Aut Ephesum, bimarisve Corinthi
Mænia, vel Baccho Thebas, vel Apolline Delphos,

Insignes aut Thessala Tempe.
Sunt quibus unum opus est, intactæ Palladis urbem

Carmine perpetuo celebrare et
Undique decerptæ frondi præponere olivam.

Plurimus in Junonis honorem
Aptum diçit equis Argos ditesque Mycænas.

Me nec tam patiens Lacedemon,
Nec tam Larissæ percussit campus opimæ,

Quam domus Albuneæ resonantis,
Et præceps Anio et Tiburni lucus et uda
Mobilibus Pomæria rivis.

HORACE, Lib. i. Od. 7.

F As in my lonely pilgrimage succeeds
Each sylvan view, mild or of grace severe,
That charms with loveliest interchange, I hail
Thee Albion! favour'd isle, sublimely rise,
Towering o'er bleak Helvetia, rocks on rocks ;
Thro' the deep vales, in wide expansion rush
Impetuous streams; and from the mountain brow
Dashes the foaming torrent: o'er thy skies,
Ausonia ! suns without a cloud diffuse
Rich tints of glowing lustre; and the wreck
Of times remote, fanes and triumphal arcs
Strew thy historic ground: yet not the less, A
Albion !'o'er thee profusely Nature showers .
Her gifts; with livelier verdure decks thy soil ;
With every mingled charm of hill and dale,
Mountain and mead, hoar cliff and forest wide;
And thine the ruins, where rapt genius broods
In pensive haunts romantic, rilled towers
That beețling o’er the rock rear the grey crest
Embattled : and, within the sacred glade
Concealed, the abbey's ivy-mantled pile.

SOTHEBY.

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