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TRAVEL

AND

RECOLLECTIONS OF TRAVEL.

AND

RECOLLECTIONS OF TRAVEL

WITH

A CHAT UPON VARIOUS SUBJECTS.

“ If life's a voyage, then let us travel.”

“ Consider the lilies of the valley how they grow, they toil not,
neither do they spin, yet I say unto you that Salomon in all his
glory was not arrayed like one of these.”

BY

DR. JOHN SHAW,
Fellow of the Geological and Linnæan Societies of London, and the Botanical
of Edinburgh. Author of “ Rambles in the United States, Canada,

and the West Indies ;" " A Tramp to the Diggings ;"

and several Pieces of Music for the Flute, &c.

LONDON:

SAUNDERS AND OTLEY, CONDUIT STREET.

1857.

208. b. 342.

LONDON:

F. Shoberl, Printer, 51, Rupert Street, Haymarket.

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TRAVEL,

AND

RECOLLECTIONS OF TRAVEL;

WITH A CHAT UPON VARIOUS SUBJECTS.

CHAPTER I.

Travelling—Motives for Travelling; and Different kinds of

Travel—Botany-Prairie-Lincolnshire-American Forest -Fall of the Leaf in America.

Having travelled extensively in distant countries from an instinctive love of roving, deeply implanted in early life, I have followed this bent of the mind, actuated as it naturally is in all persons who travel, with motives and views as various and manifold as usually belong to that class of mind which may be denominated one of the inquiring kind. When I reflect upon the many journeys and excursions undertaken in early life, when youthful blood, as in my own case, did not run smoothly and tranquilly in the arteries and veins, but bounded with an almost antelope leap, or like a strong stream in the mountains rushing in its tortuous course from hill to valley, it may be very naturally inferred, I think, that the sensorium of such an individual would be one subject to the influence of strong impulses, and that these impulses will be found to vary both in kind and in degree.

The head of such a youthful traveller, with the great and diversified world before him, thirsting for

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