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Love of Excelling
Love of Excellence.
PRINTED FOR ROWLAND HUNTER,
No. 72, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD.
WITH THE AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRRANCE OF
THIRTY YEARS UNINTERRUPTED FRIENDSHIP,
THIS TRACT IS RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED TO
THE REVEREND FRANCIS WRANGHAM,
AFTER having passed a few days at Salamis, upon
the shores where Xerxes was defeated and Solon was born, I sailed with a fair wind, and in less than an hour anchored in the Piræus, now called Porto Leone.
In my way to Athens we passed along the ruins of Themistocles's wall, by a road in the midst of a beautiful plain covered with vineyards and olivetrees, bounded on one side by mountains and on the other by the sea. Upon approaching the city I saw the temple of Theseus, built by the Athenians soon after the battle of Marathon; and at a small distance the temple of Jupiter Olympius, which contained the most celebrated works of art, the gifts of all the cities of Greece. A few beautiful marble pillars, with their friezes, architraves, and