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Delectando, pariterque monendo. Hor.
IN TWO VOLUMES.
PUBLISHED FOR THE SUBSCRIBERS.
SOHN H, BELCHER, AGENT.
NO books whatever are more instructive and entertaining than books of Travels. They are particularly well adapted to young people. They satisfy that eager thirst after knowledge, which is found very strong in early life, and they interest the mind as much as a novel. They make it usefully inquisitive, and furnish it with matter for reflection.
With regard to the following selection, it is only necessary to observe, that perhaps there never was brought together, in so small a compass, in any language, a more copious collection of rational entertainment than will be met with in these volumes ; and in this opinion the editor- of a popular and distinguished monthly journal agree; as the following ex. tract will prove.
66 Mr. Adams has made a very entertaining selection from the books that have been published within our memory, by travellers of different countries, as Lord Lyttelton, Sir W. Hamilton, Baron de Tott, Dr. Moore, Dr. Van Troil, Messrs. Brydone, Coxe, Wraxall, Savary, Swinburne, Lady M. W. Montague, &c. The works, at large, of all these writers, have been reviewed by us in the course of our undertaking; and we think that Mr. Adams hath judiciously extracted the most proper