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FRANCE AND SPAIN.
WITH A DISSERTATION ON THE
LITERATURE OF PORTUGAL,
SPANISH AND PORTUGUEZE LANGUAGES.
BY HENRY FREDERICK LINK;
PROFESSOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ROSTOCK, AND MEMBER
TRANSLATED FROM THE GERMAN SY
JOHN HINCKLEY, Esq.
WITH NOTES BY THE TRANSLATOR.
FRINTED FOR T. N. LONGMAN AND o. rees, pateRNOSTER ROW.
THAT zealous and active patron of Natural Hiftory, the Count of Hoffmannfegg, who is himself so great a proficient in the science, being defirous of a companion in his TRAVELS TO PORTUGAL not wholly unexperienced in Botany and Mineralogy, I had the honour to be chosen to that important poft.
We embarked at Hamburg in the fummer of 1797, and being obliged by contrary winds and ftorms to caft anchor off Romney, quitted the ship and landed at Dover; from which place we purfued our journey through France and Spain to Portugal, for the purpose of travelling over country more minutely. In this we employ» ed the greater part of the year 1798, but in
1799 my affairs obliging me to leave that country, I embarked on board the packet for Falmouth, and croffing England by London and Yarmouth returned to Hamburg. The Count ftill remains in Portugal, where with indefatigable