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OBSERVATIONS

ON THE

WESTERN PARTS OF ENGLAND,

RELATIVE CHIEFLY TO

PICTURESQUE BEAUTY.

TO WHICH ARE ADDED,

A FEW REMARKS ON THE PICTURESQUE BEAUTIES

OF THE ISLE OF WIGHT.

By: WILLIAM GILPIN, M. A.
PREBENDARY OF SALISBURY; AND VICAR OF BOLDRE IN

NEW FOPEST, NEAR',LYMINGTON,

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR T. CADELL JUN. AND W, DAVIES, STRAND,

1798.

47,,

ALDEN LIBRAR

1895

TO THE

RIGHT HONOURABLE HENRY ADDINGTON, SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS.

DEAR SIR,

EC

THOUGH your inquiries and pur

1 suits have always been of a much higher nature than the subject of these papers, yet I take the liberty of presenting them to you, as I am persuaded you do not disapprove in others, what the rigid economy of your own time will not suffer you to pursue with much attention yourself.

My book would gladly, however, still offer itself to your notice, from some little personal affinity. It describes a country, through which you a 2

have

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