" Recollecting the difficulty I had to procure any previous intelligence
relative to the Isle of Man, and that the little I did obtain was, in a
great measure, erroneous, it occurred to me to arrange such informa-
tion as, by my personal observations, I had obtained. * * * It is
not my intention to attempt the character of an historian."
JEFFREY'S "Isle of Man."
" Mona-long hid from those who roam the main."
"'Tis Mona, the lone! where the silver mist gathers,
Pale shroud whence our wizard-chief watches unseen-
O'er the breezy, the bright, the loved home of my fathers,
Oh, Mannin, my graih my cree ! Mannin veg veen."
SAUNDERS AND OTLEY, CONDUIT STREET.
[Contains very little, if anything, original - taken mainly from other guides - at times I'm not even certain the author, supposed to be Dr J. Platt, actually made the crossing to the Island]
comments, errors or omissions gratefully received The
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