Mirror of Literature,  6 (1825), 175.




Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

Lewis 1825



    The extract reflects on the limited extent to which Wales is known by the English, who all know 'something of foreign parts'. The author observes: 'I sometimes cannot avoid thinking John Bull a very long-sighted personage, who sees with more accuracy the objects which are placed at an immense distance, than those which lie immediately under his eye; I doubt not, if Wales were situated at the North Pole, that he would have numberless ships fitted out for numberless expeditions to our outlandish region, and some of the chief people [...] brought to the English capital as living curiosities'.

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