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candle, and though it was obstructed with great stones, clambered over them to a second expansion of the cave, in which there lies (a) great square stone, which might serve as a table. The air here was very warm, but not oppressive, and the flame of the candle continued pyramidal. The cave goes onward to an unknown extent, but we were now one hundred and sixty yards under ground; we had but ond candle, and had never heard of any that went further and came back; we therefore thought it prudent to return. 1971676562 Going forward in our boat, we came to a cluster of rocks, black and horrid, which Sir Allan chose for the place where he would eat his dinner. We climbed till we got seats. The stores were opened, and the repast taken.
We then entered the boat again; the night came upon us; the wind rose ; the sea swelled; and Boswell desired to be set on dry ground: we however pursued our navigation, and passed by several little islands, in the silent solemnity of faint moonshine, seeing little, and hearing only the wind and the water. At last we reached the island, the venerable seat of ancient sanctity; where secret piety reposed, and where fallen greatness was reposited. The island has no house of entertainment, and we manfully made our bed in a farmer's barn. The description I hope to give you another time."
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"Inverary, 23d October, 1773.
Dildo Yesterday we landed, and to-day came hither. We purpose to visit Auchenleck, the seat of Mr. Boswell's father, then to pass a day at Glasgow, and return to Edinburgh.
"About ten miles of this day's journey were uncommonly amusing. We travelled with very little light, in a storm of wind and rain; we passed about fifty-five streams that crossed our way, and fell into ‘á river that, for a very great part of our road, foamed and roared beside us; all the rougher powers of nature, except thunder, were in motion, but there was no danger. I should have been sorry to have missed any of the inconveniences, to have had more light or less rain, for the co-operation crowded the scene and filled the mind?”lus Fod,
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Inverary, 26th Oct. 1773. "The duke kept us yesterday, or we should have gone forward. Inverary is a stately place. We are now going to Edinburgh by Lochlomond, Glasgow, and Auchenleck," Muralith sugo, Esf n WAI
973W [tuom Jit to this gift grotod « Glasgow, 28th Oct. 1773.10 -I have been in this place about two hours. On Monday, 25th, we dined with the Duke and Duchess of Argyle, and the duke lent me a horse for my next day's journey.brids rdgil alt fo' sa a 26th. We travelled along a deep valley between lofty mountains, covered only with barren heath; entertained with a succession of cataracts on the left hand, and a roaring torrent on the right. The
duke's horse went well; the road was good, and the journey pleasant, "except that we were incommoded by perpetual rain. In all September we had, according to Boswell's register, only one day and a half of fair weather; and October perhaps not more. At night we came to the house of Sir James Cohune, who lives upon' the banks of Lochlomond; of which the Scotch boast, and boast with reason." "27th. We took a boat to rove upon the lake, which is in lengt twenty-four miles, in breadth from perhaps two miles to half a mile. It has about thirty islands, of which twenty belong to Sir James. Young Cohune went into the boat with us, but a little agitation of the water frighted him to shore. We passed up and down, 'and landed upon one small island, on which are the ruins of a castle; and upon another much larger, which serves Sir James for a park, and is remarkable for a large wood of eugh trees.
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"We then returned, very wet, to dinner, and Sir James Tent s his coach to Mr. Smollet's, a relation of Dr. Smollet, for whom He has erected a monumental column on the banks of the Leven, a river which issues from the Loch. This was his native place. was desired to revise the inscription." venduz 218"
“When I was upon the deer island, I gave the keeper who o attended me a shilling, and he said it was too much. Boswell afterwards offered him another, and he excused himself from taking it because he had been rewarded already. *90 for int
This day I came hither, and go to Auchenleck on Monday!"
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pa pul boot 1 bagi I Auchenleck, 3d Nov,[1773, † August 23d. Mrs. [Boswell] has the mien and manners of a gentlewoman; and such a person and mind as would not be in any place either admired or contemned. She is in a proper degree inferior to her husband; she cannot rival him, nor can he ever be ashamed of her. ཚོན་ཟི༢ ལོ་ T 209/9 177, of om SW b&* "Little Miss [Veronica Boswell, when I left her, was like any other miss of seven months of believe she is thought pretty; and -her, father and mother have a mind to think her wise. To wat whom we now call Sir Sawney. He has disgusted all mankind by injudicious parsimony, and given occasion to so many stories, that ***** has some thoughts of collecting them, and making a novel of his life. Scrambling I have not willingly left off; the power of scrambling has left me; I have however been forced to exert it on many occasions."I am, I thank God, better than I was. I am grown very much sup rior to wind and rain; and am too well acquainted both with mire and with rocks to be afraid of a Welsh journey. I had rather have Bardsey and Macleod's island, though I am told much of the beauty
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of my new property, which the storms did not suffer me to visit. Boswell will praise my resolution and perseverance; and I shall in return celebrate his good humour and perpetual cheerfulness. He has better faculties than I had imagined; more justness of discern>ment; an and more fecundity of images. It is very convenient to travel with him, for there is no house where he is not received with kindness and respect, 1 AOGI ** NS
"I will now continue my narrative.
"Oct. 29th was spent in surveying the city and college of Glasgow. I was n was not much pleased with any of the professors. The town is opulent and handsome.
30th, We dined with the Earl of Loudon, and saw his mother the countess, who at ninety-three has all her faculties, helps at table, and exerts all the powers of conversation that she ever had. Though not tall, she stoops very much. She had lately a daughter, Lady Betty, whom at seventy she used to send after supper early to bed, for girls must not use late hours while she sat up to entertain the company.
31st. Sunday, we passed at Mr. Campbell's, who married Mr. Boswell's sister. POWERS
Nov. 1st. We paid a visit to the Countess of Eglington, a lady who for many years gave the laws of elegance to Scotland. She is in full vigour of mind, and not much impaired in form. She is only eighty-three. She was remarking that her marriage was in the year eight; and I told her my birth was in nine. Then, says she, I am just old enough to be your mother, and I will take you for my son. She called Boswell, the boy: yes madam, said I, we will send him to school. He is already, said she, in a good school; and expressed her -hope of his improvement. At last night came, and I was sorry to Heave her.
"2d. We came to Auchenleck.
The house is like other houses in this country built of stone, scarcely yet finished, but very magnificent and very convenient. We purpose to stay here some days; more or wer as we are used. I shall find no kindness such as will suppress my desire of returning home."
Edinburgh, 12th Nov. 1773.
"We came hither on the ninth of this month. I long to come under your care, but for some days cannot decently get away. They congratulate our return as if we had been with Phipps or Banks; I am ashamed of their salutations." 1 and