a tour in england and scotland in 1785

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: hill, and then put into carts. Eachofthofe boats carries about a ton. From Caftletown proceed to Chapel-in-Frith, a fmall neat town: deep at the George Inn, where there is moft excellent accommodation. Tuefday, 31 ft May. Leave Chapel-in-Frith, and ride through Whaley and Stockport, to Manchefter. After afcending the hill above Whaley, the face of the country aflumes a new and more pleafmg afpeet:, being changed from rugged rocks and lofty mountains, to fertile vales and beautiful woods. The whole country, for a great many miles round Manchefter, is exceedingly well cultivated, and fertile. This town is old, and of large extent ; and in the fkirts of it, you are ftruck with the appearance of many elegant houfes. But, on the whole, it is not fo large, or fo well built as Birmingham. The road from Stockport to Manchefter, a ftretch df nine miles, is paved. Wednefday, ift June—Manchefter. Not- withftanding what I have faid of the town of Manchefter, the induftry in the manufactures carried on here and in the neighbourhood, cannot fail to excite the moft agreeable .emotions in the minds of all Britons. And, if it be inferior to Birmingham in refpect of .extent, and of building, it is fuperior to it in point of police or internal regulation, and alfo in the ftile or mode of living. The population of .this great town is not lefs than 75,000, There are not fo many people of middling fortunes as in Birmingham, but there are more perfons who Jiave great fortunes : a circumftance which is to be accounted for, from the nature of the Man- chefter manufactures, which cannot be fo well carried on as thofe of Birmingham bjtradef- men of fmall capitals. The manufacturers of Mancheftei live like men of fortune, which indeed they are, The greateft part of the people are engaged in fome ...
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