chapter  44
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RALPH GRIFFITHS, unsigned review, Monthly Review, 1775

Scotland seems to be daily so much increasing in consideration with her sister-kingdom, that tours to the Highlands, and voyages to the isles, will possibly become the fashionable routes of our virtuosi, and those who travel for mere amusement. Mr. Pennant has led the way,1 Dr. Johnson has followed; and with such precursors, and the sanction of such examples, what man of spirit and curiosity will forbear to explore these remote parts of our island, with her territorial appendages, —of which, indeed, and of the public advantages which might be derived from them, we have hitherto been shamefully ignorant.