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AND INTO THE
WHOLE COUNTY OF KENT;
CONCLUDING WITA AN
ACCOUNT OF MAIDSTONE AND ITS VICINITY.
HISTORICAL ANECDOTES AND POETICAL EXTRACTS,
BY JOHN EVANS, A. M.
Fourth Edition, Corrected and Enlarged,
WITH A MINIATURE SKETCA OF LONDON, AND AN OUTLINE OF
THE PLEASANT VILLAGE OF ISLINGTON,
MY COUNTRY, name beloved, revered,
JOHN COOPE, ESQ.
Lay-Spring, near Wanstead, Essex.
MY DEAR SIR,
you it is well known that, to relieve the anxieties of a laborious profession, I have been in the habit of passing my summer vacations in the country.
Hence have arisen the subsequent EXCURSIONS into the most pleasant parts of this Island, and
-A fairer isle than BRITAIN never Sun Viewed in his wide career, a lovely spot For all that Life can ask, and to crown the whole, In one delightful word, it is our Home, Our NATIVE ISLE!
The ignorance which young people of both sexes often betray respecting their own country, induced me to render THE JUVENILE TOURIST, and also a recently published volume executed upon the same plan, entitled, AnExcURSION TO WINDSOR, through
iv Richmond, Twickenham, and Hampion Court, subservient, by means of Historic Anecdotes, and Poetical Extracts, to the improvement of the rising generation. And for the purpose of extending the sphere of their topographical information, I have annexed to the last edition of my JUVENILE Pieces, including the Student's Dream, the Vision of Female Excellence, fc. a Panoramic Survey, or general view of the World.
The sale of three large impressions of The.. JUVENILE TOURIST cannot, my dear Sir, but prove flattering to my feelings. As a teacher of youth, indeed, it is gratifying to reflect that my humble labours are made useful beyond the limits of my own seminary. In this respect the Sketch and the Sequel of the Denominations of the Christian World (the former reaching its thirteenth edition) have by their extensive circulation realised the fondest wishes of my heart. However conscious, therefore, I am of their defects, it becomes me not to depreciate productions upon which the public have with their accustomed candour set the seal of approbation. In each successive impression gratitude dictates improvement. Hence the observation of a total solar eclipe from off Sa.