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*We give no credit to this traveller when he goes a monument-hunting ; but notwithstanding this mixture of romance, and the impudent vanity of the preface, his book contains a few valuable facts.

 

 

*Mr. Weld is proverbially quoted as a fabler in America for his story of the mosquitos that bit General Washington through his boots! It is marvellous that he should not have perceived the absurdity of such a story; but though his Travels are written in an unfriendly temper towards the Americans, this seems to be the only gross exaggeration which they contain.

 

 

Published @ RC

September 2006

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