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P E N N Y L E S
of IOHN TAYLOR, Alias
HOW HE TRAVAILED ON FOOT
With his Description of his Entertainment
With other Obferuations, fome serious and
and not hurtfull to be Remembred.
Lastly that (which is Rare in a Trauailer)
all is true.
TO THE TRULY
NOBLE AND RIGHT HONORABLE LORD GEORGE MARquis of Buckingham, Viscount Villiers, Baron of Whaddon, Justice in Eyre of all his Majesty's Forests, Parks, and Chases beyond Trent, Master of the Horse to his Majesty, and one of the Gentlemen of his Highness Royal Bed-Chamber, Knight of the most Noble Order of the Garter, and one of his Majesty's most Honorable
Privy Council of both the
Lord, as in my Travels, I was enter
tained, welcomed, and relieved by many Honourable Lords, Worshipful Knights, Esquires, Gentlemen, and others both in England and Scotland. So now your Lordship's inclination hath incited, or invited my poor muse to shelter herself under the shadow of your honorable patronage, not that there is any worth at all in my sterile invention, but in all humility I acknowledge that it is only your Lordship's acceptance, that is able to make this nothing, something, and withal engage me ever.
HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY
DEPOSITED BY THE LIBRARY OF
TO ALL MY LOVING ADVENTURERS, BY WHAT NAME OR TITLE SOEVER,
MY GENERAL SALUTATION.
EADER, these Travels of mine into Scot
land, were not undertaken, neither in
imitation, or emulation of any man, but only devised by myself, on purpose to make trial of my friends both in this Kingdom of England, and that of Scotland, and because I would be an eye-witness of divers things which I had heard of that Country; and whereas many shallow-brained Critics, do lay an aspersion on me, that I was set on by others, or that I did undergo this project, either in malice, or mockage of Master Benjamin Jonson, I vow by the faith of a Christian, that their imaginations are all wide, for he is a gentleman, to whom I am so much obliged for many undeserved courtesies that I have received from him, and from others by his favour, that I durst never to be so impudent or ungrateful, as either to suffer any man's persuasions, or mine own instigation, to incite me, to make so bad a requital, for so
much goodness formerly received; so much for that, and now Reader, if you expect
That I should write of cities' situations,
And so God speed you and me, whilst I rest
Yours in all thankfulness :
IST Lordlings, list (if you have lust to
grace, accounted (as I ween)