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��Writing to Mrs. Thrale he speaks of this day's journey " as diffi- cult and tedious over rocks naked and valleys untracked through a country of barrenness and solitude. We came almost in the dark to the sea side, weary and dejected, having met with nothing but water falling from the mountains that could raise any image of de- light." Sacheverell had found the same ride no less gloomy.

" We proceeded on our journey [he writes] over a country broken, rocky, boggy, barren, and almost wholly unarablc. Wet and weary at last we came to a Change-


��House (so they call a house of entertainment) ; if a place that had neither bed, victuals, or drink may be allowed that name. Our servants cut us green fern, wet as it was, for bedding. We set forward early next morning. If I thought the first day's journey hard and unequal, this was much worse ; high and craggy mountains, horrid rocks and dreadful precipices ; Pelion upon Ossa are trifling and little if compared to them." '

Our travellers made their way so slowly over this rough country

1 Account of the Isle of Man, p. 130.

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