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I HAD desired to visit the HEBRIDES, or Western Islands of Scotland, so long, that I scarcely remember how the wish was originally excited ; and was in the Au. tumn of the year 1773 induced to undertake the journey, by finding in Mr Boswell a companion, whose acuteness would help my inquiry, and whose gaity of conversation and civịlity of manners are sufficient to counteract the inconvenience of travel, in countries less hospitable than we have passed.
On the eighteenth of August we left Edinburgh, a city too well known to admit description, and directed our course northward, along the eastern coast of Scotland, accompanied the first day by another gentleman, who could stay with us only long enough to shew us how much we lost at seperation,