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Excerpt from A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland
IT is now upwards of forty years since Doctor. Johnson's Tour 'to the Hebrides was given;to~the world. The strength and beauty of its language, the freedom and novelty of its remarks, and the great literary fame of its author, have concurred in establishing its title to rank as a Classic in our language. It is universally admitted, however, that the strong prejudices of the traveller, and his excusable ignorance of local circumstances and manners, have given a colouring to many of his observations which is highly objec tionable Hence, in the progress of this meritorious performance, much unreasonable satire is mingled with the unction of praise, and truth is frequently 'sacrificed at the shrine of detraction.
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bound: 516 pages
publisher: Forgotten Books (April 30, 2017)
isbn: 1440083770, 978-1440083778,
weight: 1.5 pounds (