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A GUIDE to the Scenery around LANARK, by a person accquainted with all its beauties, has long been considered a desideratum by travellers. To supply this want, every part of these interesting beauties, both on the Clyde, and its tributary Mouss, has been revisited ; every accessible height has been climbed, every den and cave explored, and dangers, not a few, have been hazarded, in order to prepare an accurate account of all that is simple, austere, and sublime.—The HISTORICAL and DESCRIPTIVE ACCOUNT OF LANARK, with which it is combined,-a town which, in the ancient days of Scotland, could boast of regal pomp and grandeur ; it is hoped, will enhance the value of the work.
The Publishers feel extremely gratefnl to those individuals, who so kindly favoured both them and
the Editor with information ; but, at the same
time, they are compelled to state, that to the source where authenticity was most likely to be obtained, access was denied.
LANARK, 230 JUNE, 1828.
HISTORY OF LANARK.
-66 'Mid these fields, the standard was unfurled,
Locks that were bloody ere the fight was done!”
ANTIQUITY generally invests with importance, every place that lays just claim to it; and, although there are many circumstances, which the oblivious page of time has consigned to everlasting forgetfulness, and handed down only by the erring and imperfect voice of tradition; yet, few of these are to be found in the account of LANARK. Indeed, it is a source from which we do not mean to derive our information. Authenticity shall be our only guide ; and, as few places in Scotland rank higher,