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DURING THE SUMMER
ELIZABETH ISABELLA SPENCE,
......... Led by smiling Hope, an inmate lov'd,
PRINTED FOR LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN,
THE DUKE OF GORDON,
THE FOLLOWING SKETCH OF A SHORT EXCURSION,
THROUGH HIS NATIVE COUNTRY,
IS GRATEFULLY INSCRIBED,
BY HIS GRACE'S VERY RESPECTFUL,
AND OBEDIENT HUMBLE SERVANT,
TO MISS PORTER.
SENSIBLE of the proud distinction the following Letters will acquire from being addressed to the Author of “ The Scottish Chiefs,” I shall be satisfied if I should have caught only one ray of that Genius which lives in every page of your admirable writings, for then I might hope to convey entertainment as well as information to the reader.
To you, who have so ably exhibited many of Scotland's noble heroes, such as they really were, and have painted their patriotism in colours at once glowing, faith