« ZurückWeiter »
THE COUNTENANCE, MIND AND CHARACTER
OF THE COUNTRY.
BY MR. PRATT:
"I GLORY IN THE NAME OF BRITON."
THE SECOND EDITION.
Printed by A. Strahan, Printers-Street,
FOX T. N. LONGMAN AND O. REES, PATERNOSTER-ROW.
He first Letter, and the last, of this Volume, furnish so much of what is usually considered to be necessary matter, in an address to the Reader, and so fully explain the Author's aim and end
of both which, be trusts, the intermediate parts will, not unimpressively, supa ply the accomplishment — that not much is left, in
way of advertisement, to be added.
The Author's grand view has been, what, indeed, will be but repetition to state here though that part of the plan cannot be too soon known to present a just and honourable IDEA of this impor:ant Country, as a whole, from – not a mechanical, not a methodical, - but fair end liberal survey of its paris, taken in several journies upon its animated surface, with descriptions from immediate objects, and BEFLECTIONS
moral, natural, political, or personal ; either in connection with, or arising out of them.
And the motive which suggested this plan, — besides a compliance with the wishes of an amiable Fo. reigner, who, in a perusal of many contradictory accounts, was still at fault how to settle our. pretensions in any of the above-mentioned particulars, - was, and is, a most ardent desire, to promote domestic peace and union! If the plan were executed but half as well as the sentiment that gave it birth is sincere and commendable, the content of the Author's heart, which has been glowing even in the attempt, would indeed be absolute! At any rate, there never has been, most likely there never shall be, - a crisis, in the history of Great Britain, or of the Universe, when such an attempt can more favourably be made, in point of time, than at the moment, in which, with a throbbing heart, he is now about to present it to his Correspondent abroad, and to his Countrymen at home.
If, to some, it should seem, that the Author has been more desirous to exhibit the fair side of the