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Journey Scotland's Western Isles
Saumeul Johnson

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This etext was prepared by David Price, email ccx074@coventry.ac.uk
from the 1775 edition with the corrections noted in the 1785 errata. 

A JOURNEY TO THE WESTERN ISLANDS OF SCOTLAND 

INCH KEITH 

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 Autumn of the year 1773 induced
to undertake the journey, by finding in Mr.  Boswell a companion,
whose acuteness would help my inquiry, and whose gaiety of
conversation and civility of manners are sufficient to counteract
the inconveniences 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,

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