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“ You have nothing to do, but transcribe your little red books, if they are not rubbed out; for I conclude you have not trusted every thing to memory, which is ten times worse than a lead pencil. Half a word fixed on or near the spot, is worth a cart load of recollection.”
BY JOHN AULDJO, ESQ. F.G.S.
THE ASCENT OF MONT BLANC,"
SIR WILLIAM GELL.
On quitting Naples, for those scenes which
your pen and pencil have so faithfully illustrated, I promised to fill my note book. I now offer
you its contents, as a small and unworthy token of my gratitude for the long continued kindness you have shown
Your faithful and obedient servant,
Naples, April, 1835.