The second edition of Rambles was published a year after the first, on 9 January 1852. Some of the misprints were corrected and it was no longer dedicated to the Duke of Northumberland. There was a new 'advertisement' - actually a preface - which explained why Wilkie stood by his title even though

"Since this work first appeared, the all-conquering Railway has invaded Cornwall; and the title of my book has become a misnomer already...They may make a Railway in Cornwall; but they can't make an alteration in MY TITLE"


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