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SCOT L A N D.
HAD desired to visit the HEBRIDES, or West
ern Islands of Scotland, so long, that I scarcely remember how the with was originally excited ; and was in the Autumn ef the year 1773
induced to undertake the journey, by finding in Mr Borwell a companion, whose acuteness would help my inquiry, and whose gaiety of conversation and civility of manners are sufficient to counteract the inconveniences of travel, in countries less hofpitable than we have passed.
On the eighteenth of August we left Edinburgh, a city too well known to admit description, and directed our course northward, along the eastern coast of Scotland, accompanied the first day by another gentleman, who could say with us only