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PORTUGAL, SPAIN, SICILY, MALTA,
ASIA-MINOR, EGYPT, fife. &c.

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1796 To 1801^

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HISTORICAL SKETCHES,

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OCCASIONAL REFLECTIONS,

BOTH

MORAL AND RELIGIOUS,
BY FRANCIS COLLINS,

1ATE LIEUTENANT OF HIS MAJESTY S SHIP DOLPHIJf.

PHILADELPHIA.-
PUBLISHED BY SOLOMON WIATT,

SO. 368, NORTH SECOND STREET.

- THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

1664667 A

ASTOR, LENOX AND TILDEN FOUNDATIONS B. 1933 L

Joseph Rakestraw, Printer. PREFACE.

THE author of the following journal favoured me with a perusal of the manuscript before sending it to press. I was extremely pleased to find an officer in the navy writing like one who fears God, and desirous, not only to entertain, but also to instruct his readers in the bqst things.

The countries which he visited, are the most highly renowned in antiquity, and respecting which, all who value knowledge, are anxious to obtain every information. I need only to say, that Italy, Greece, Egypt, Lesser Asia, and interesting islands adjacent, are of the number.

Young readers, especially, will derive much information concerning these countries; for the author not only relates their present state, and the circumstances which happened, while he remained at the dif

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