Text: Edgar Allan Poe (ed. J. A. Harrison), “Review of Letters Descriptive of the Virginia Springs,” The Complete Works of Edgar Allan PoeVol. IX: Literary Criticism - part 02 (1902), pp. 79-80


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LETTERS DESCRIPTIVE OF THE VIRGINIA SPRINGSTHE ROADS LEADING THERETO AND THE DOINGS THEREAT. COLLECTED, CORRECTED, ANNOTATED AND EDITED BY PEREGRINE PROLIX. WITH A MAP OF VIRGINIA. PHILADELPHIA: PUBLISHED BY H. S. TANNER.

[Southern Literary Messenger, August, 1836.]

IN our late notice of a Pleasant Peregrination through the Prettiest Parts of Pennsylvania, we had occasion to mention in high terms of commendation these Letters Descriptive of the Virginia Springs. Seeing them now advertised (very opportunely) as for sale in the city of Richmond, we take the liberty of calling attention more particularly to their merits. Every person about to pay a visit to our Springs, should read the book of course — and every person not about to pay them a [page 80:] visit, should most especially read it that he may have the pleasure of changing his mind. The volume is a very small one — a duodecimo of about 100 pages — but is replete with information of the most useful and the most enticing nature to the tourist. It is moreover, as the title implies, increased in value by the addition of a Tanner’s Map of Virginia, in which the usual routes to the Springs are marked in colored lines. The volume has already been so freely quoted by all parties, that we can do no more than just copy a few words in relation to the Red Sulphur Springs of our old and highly esteemed friend, Mr. Burke, and to the Grey Sulphur of Mr. Legare.

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We have only to add, that Mr. B. has since been successful in making the Red Sulphur every thing which the tourist or the valetudinarian could desire.

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Notes:

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