Edinburgh Chronicle, The (Newspaper) - March 3, 1760, Edinburgh, Midlothian
THE VOL. BUHGH CHRONICLE f from MON'DAY MARCH 3. to WEDNESDAY -MAitdtf 5. 1760. 126. r I OLE R, No. IT J think, be that ,few books difap point their readers more than the narrations of Qne f. trf manly Wr fc. the fenrfracnts, mnweis.ajia condrt.oa of the reft.; power to exteoiJ us tjftdefirsos of knowing in what proportion has distributed tte. Wrings, of the ad- vantages of art, among the fevera! the earth, This gejjert} dejSre eafily to every booki from which it can expeft gra- tification. TV adventurer upon unknown coafls, aod the defcriber of djilant always welcomed who nas laboured for jthe plcafure of others, and who is able to enlirgc knowledge and rectify our opi-, nions (of when volume U opened, no- thing Vfounfi bptfuch general as leave QO ty) fohind them, or minute as few can read with citr er profit or delight. Every Writer of trtvels (hould confider, thak he either fore tUat i offer to the mind fomeihing to be or Something to be avoided he that pleafev mufl oirer new images to, his and' enable him fo Yo'rm a tacit companion of his owo with that of others. The greater part of travellers tell nothing, becaufe thdr method of travefling fupplk-s them with nothing to be told. He that entets a town at aight, andfurveysitin the mqrmng. and (hen havens away to another place, and oitpitfVe rnannff? nf inhabitants hy the entertainment which his inn afforded him, pjcafe for a time with a najty change of fctnes, and a of pa a ccs and churches; he may gratify his eye with var.ety of landfeapes, and resale his' palate with a fucceflion of vintages but let him be contented to pleafch mfelf wi.houten- deavouriog to diiiurb others. Whyihould he rec6rd excarfions by which nothing could be learned, or wifh to make a (how of know- ledge which, without fume power of intuition unknown to other mortals, he never could attain J Of thoL- who Croud the world with their itineration other purpofe than to iT 11. markefl hft At rtafri, of unlearn the same j that the ward grew ftony, ami the country'uneven, wiiere he obferVed among chs tnany 'hollows Worn by and tobflfeai t tile roacf Was paiTible only part of That going oiyrfwy found the pf a ,bftikhog, oncev perhaps, a to ot'to retaaiA of whicfe prWcnt .inhabitant! COT gtve no other account than ftis that they. went to at the (bet fef fc fosJt, and, trx- velied tht of the the of a river, from which the rood tOrrVcd afide' towards evening, and brought them whhin fight of a village, which was once a Coirfi-. dcraWe town, but affortled them neK tber good Thus he re.dd, wet and dry, and fmoe'th, wttliOdt inci- without reHeftion Arid, if WObtains" fats 'company for anolner day. i H-% _ _ U enterprife, who vifit favage and range through lohtude and defolation who a defert, and tell that it is Tandy; who crofs a valley, and find that it is Tnere. are others of more delicate that vifit only the realms of elegance and that wander through Italian palaces', and mufe the gent e reader with catalogues of pictures j "that hear in magnificent recount the number of the pillars, or v-'riegations pf the pavement. And there are yet who, in difdain of tnfles, copy infcripuons clegiht and'rude, ancient ana'modern; arid tranfcnbe into their book the wJls of every pr civil. He that reads "thefe books muft dpnfider his labour as own reward for tie will find nothing on which attention can fix, or which memory can retain. 1 He that would travel for the entertain- of others, fhould remember, that the jjreat objed of remark is human life. Every nation has fomething its manu- its works of genius, its medicines, its agriculture, its cuftoros, an3 its policy. He3 only is a ufefu! 'traveller who brings home fomething by which his country may be benefited who'procures fome fupply of tyant, or fome mitigation of evil, which rpav enable his readers to coin pa ie their cbaditidn with that of others, to improve it it if worfo, aod whenever it is bV.ter to enjoy ft. To tbt P R I N T E R.
Publication: Edinburgh Chronicle
Location: Edinburgh, Midlothian
Issue Date: March 3, 1760