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JOHN BERNARD BURKE, ESQ.,
OF THE INNER TEMPLE.
My dear Sir, If there be one reason why I should regret the years I have passed in the lands described in the following pages, that reason assuredly is, that during my absence in the East, I was deprived of the pleasure of cultivating your friendship.
The cordial and sincere regard which subsists between our respective families, has now extended over a quarter of a century; and I have from early years learnt to watch with admiration your amiable character, and successful career.
To you, then, my dear Sir, by a natural im