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LONDON:

Printed by A. SPOTTISWOODE, New-Street-Square.

AUTOBIOGRAPHY

OF

AN IRISH TRAVELLER.

"Wand'ring from clime to clime observant stray'd,
Their manners noted, and their states survey'd."

HOMER.

37

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR

LONGMAN, REES, ORME, BROWN, GREEN, & LONGMAN,

PATERNOSTER-ROW.

1835.

TO

HIS MOST POTENT AND IMPERIAL MAJESTY

NICHOLAS,

THE FATHER OF HIS PEOPLE, THE AUGUST
EMPEROR OF ALL THE RUSSIAS.

SIRE,

GREAT virtue, sound judgment, courage, decision, benevolence, and unspotted morals, are qualities rarely found united in a single individual; and the feelings of admiration those noble qualifications have inspired, irresistibly urge me to dedicate to your Majesty the humble efforts of

a wanderer through your wonderful and almost unlimited empire.

I feel convinced, at the same time, that the principles of religion and good government I have endeavoured to inculcate, will always command your Majesty's approbation, as strongly as the atheistical doctrines and pernicious political systems I have deprecated, must have excited your abhorrence and disgust.

May these sentiments continue to animate you! May you never cease to remember, that the renown of magnanimous and virtuous actions flies far, far beyond the limits of a single sphere, and rises, in grateful incense, to the Throne of Grace, to the altar of the Most High and Almighty King of Kings, the Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe! That He may continue to guide, protect, and shower down upon you,

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