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Summer Excursions

Published 1809
Author Spence, Elizabeth Isabella
Title Summer Excursions through Parts of Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Herefordshire, Derbyshire, and South Wales. By E. I. Spence, Author of “The Nobility of the Heart,” and “The Wedding-Day.”
Publisher’s imprint London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, Paternoster-Row. 1809.
Printer’s colophon T. Davison, Whitefriars, London.
Format 8o; 2 vols: pp. xvi. viii. [7] 173(I), [vi] 197(II); plate (front.)
Sources NSTC S3265 [2nd edn]
Copy inspected Google Oxford
  1. T.p. epigraph: [––Oh, what a sweep / Of landscape lies beneath me! Hills on hills; / ––––and below / Lies the fair glen, whose broken waters flow, / Making such pleasant murmurs as delight / The lingering traveller’s ear––thus on my road / How sweet it is to rest me, and survey / The goodly prospect of my journey’d way, / And think of all the pleasures it bestowed. Southey.]; from Robert Southey, Letters Written during a Short Residence in Spain (1797), p. 35.

  2. Dedicated ‘To the Right Honourable The Dowager Countess of Winterton’ [Elizabeth Richardson, née Armstrong (c.1758-1841), formerly Elizabeth Garth, wife of Edward Garth, 1st Earl Winterton (1734-1788)].

  3. Editions: 1809(2nd).

  4. Reviews: Critical Rev. 17 (May 1809): 107; Anti-Jacobin Rev. 34.135 (Sept. 1809): 92-94; Gentleman's Mag. (May 1810): 452-54.

  5. Full text links: Google vols 1 & 2

Genre Narrative letters
BTW record no. BTW1166
Region England

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