A Progress to the Mines

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Journal written during 1732 by William Byrd, was found among his Westover Manuscripts, from which it was published in 1841. A brief account of his least arduous journey, it is told in the witty and observant manner of all his charming memoranda, and includes comments on London literary gossip and Gay's The Beggar's Opera, typical of this Virginian's influence by English authors of the time.

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