ness content with its own reward :
with a sound judgement and honest
heart you worthily discharge the se-
natorial trust reposed in you, whose
unprejudiced vote aids to still the
madness of the People, or aims to
check the presumption of the Minister.
My happiness in being from your ear-
liest life your neighbor, makes me con-
fident in my observation; your increaf-
ing and discerning band of friends
discovers and confirms the justice of
it: may the reasons that attract and
bind us to you ever remain, is the most
gratefull wish that can be thought
of, by,

Your obliged and
affectionate Friend,

Thomas Pennant,


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1. IDER Drake and Duck,

Page 37 II. Dunkeld Cathedral, III. Cascade near Taymouth,

84 IV. View from the King's Seat near Blair, 103 V. Brae-mar Castle, with a distant View of Invercauld

INT VI. Inverness,

147 VII. Freswick Castle,

162 VIII. The Gannet darting on its Prey, 165 IX. Castle Urqbuart,

180 X. Upper Fall of Fyers,

181, XI. Sterling Castle, XII. Arthur's Oven, and two Lochaber Axes, 224 XIII. Pillars in Penrith Church-Yard, 287 XIV. Roebuck. White Hare,

288 XV. Cock of the Wood,

293 XVI. Hen of the Wood. Ptarmigan, 294 XVII. Saury. Greater Weever,

298 XVIII. Thorney Crab. Cordated Crab. The last from the Ine of Wight,

300 Page 234. A View of the gigantic Yew-Tree

in Fortingal Church-Yard. The middle part is now decayed to the ground ; but within memory was united to the height of three feet : Captain Campbell of Glen-Lion having assured me that when a boy he has often climbed over, or rode on the then connecting part.

ERRAT A. E RRAT A. Page 29 in the note, Goodric, read Godric, 34 in the note, Gwedier,

Gwedir. 56 ædifice,

edifice. 62 Sufanna,

Lucy. 67 Porimonk,

Portmoak. 70 the front,

the south front, 115 prevailed,

prevaled. 137 Nota,

Rota. 138 in the note, mortin,

mortis. 139 Findron,

Findorn. ib. Parish of the same name Parish of Cowbik. 140 Findron

Findorn. 146 favourite

favorite. 134

I find by Monteith that the cathedral of Elgin was founded A. D. 1204 by Andrew Bishop of Murray, and that Innes only built great part of the steeple, to which the words hoc notabile opus allude. Vide Mona

teith's Theatre of Mortality, 214, 219. 282, lines 14,15, dele is certainly a most authentic repre

sentation of them;" and insert “ were not done under my own eye, nor can my memory enable me to say whether these, or the drawing in posseflion of the Antiquarian Society, have the frongest resemblance."

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N Monday the 26th of June take my depar-. CHETIK.

ture from Chester, a city without parallel

for the singular structure of the four principal streets, which are as if excavated out of the earth, and sunk many feet beneath the surface; the carriages drive far beneath the level of the kitchens, on a line with ranges of shops, over which on each side of the streets passengers walk from end to end, in covered galleries, secure from wet or heat. The back courts of all these houses are level with the ground, but to go into any of these four streets it is necessary to descend a flight of several steps.

The Cathedral is an antient structure, very ragged
on the outside, from the nature of the red friable
stone * with which it is built : the tabernacle work
in the choir is very neat; but the beauty, and elegant
simplicity of a very antique gothic chapter-house,
is what merits a visit from every traveller.

The Hypocaust near the Feathers Inn, is one of
the remains of the Romans t, it being well known
that this place was a principal station. Among

Saxum arenarium friabile rubrum Da Costa folis. I. 139,

+ This city was the Deva and Devanu of Antonine, and the station of the Legio vicefima vi&rix.



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many antiquities found here, none is more fingular
than the rude sculpture of the Dea Armigera Miner-
va, with her bird and her altar, on the face of a
rock in a small field near the Welcb end of the

The castle is a decaying pile. The walls of the
city, the only complete specimens of antient for-
tifications, are kept in excellent order, being the
principal walk of the inhabitants ; the views from
the several parts are very fine ; the mountains of
Flintshire, the hills of Broxton, and the insulated
rock of Beeston, form the ruder part of the scenery;
a rich fat forms the softer view, and the prospect
up the river towards Boughton, recalls in some de-
gree the idea of the Thames and Richmond hill.

Passed thro' Tarvin, a small village ; in the church-yard is an epitaph in memory of Mr. John Thomasen, an excellent penman, but particularly famous for his exact and elegant imitation of the Greek character.

Delamere, which Leland calls a faire and large forest, with plenty of redde deer and falow, is now a black and dreary waste; it feeds a few rabbets, and a few black Terns * skim over the splashes that water some


of it.
A few miles from this heath lies Northwich, a
small town, long famous for its rock salt, and
brine pits; some years ago I visited one of the
mines; the stratum of falc lies about forty yards
deep; that which I saw was hollowed into the form
of a temple; I descended thro'a dome, and found

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Salt Pirs.

* Br. Zool. II. 430.


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