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L E T T E R S

Of the Right HONOURABLE

Lady M--y W---y M---e:

Written during her TRAVELS in

EUROPE, ASIA AND AFRICA,

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Persons of Distinction, Men of Letters, &c. ,

in different PARTS of EUROPE.

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Among other curious Relations,
ACCOUNTS of the POLICY and MANNERS

of the TURKS.
Drawn from Sources that have been inaccesible

to other. Travellers.

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L O ND ON:
Sold by M. Cooper, R. BROWNRIG, J.

DULTON and A. PATERSON.

MDCCLXXIX.

HARVARO COLLEGE Sony

Febricary st. 1946

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Written in 1724.

I was going, like common editors, to adver

tise the reader, of the beauties and excellencies of the work laid before him: To tell him that the illustrious author had opportunities, that other travellers, whatever their quality or curiosity may have been, cannot obtain; and a genius capable of making the best improvement of every opportunity. But if the reader, after perusing one letter only, has not discernment to distinguish that natural elegance, that delicacy of sentiment and observation, that easy gracefulness and lovely simplicity (which is the perfection of writing) and in which these Letters exceed all that has appeared in this kind, or almost in any other, let him lay the book down, and leave it to those who have.

The noble author had the goodness to lend me her MS. to satisfy my curiosity in some inquiries I had made concerning her travels; and when I had it in my hands, how was it

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