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Rev. T. D. Fosbrooke
John Bennett, Esq.
With the last-named county terminates the list of contributors communicated by Mr. Britton. The correspondents of several subsequent Editors, or those who particularly favoured their enquiries, are thus gratefully enumerated; and, in regard to some counties, acknowledgments are due to noblemen and gentlemen whose name the Editor of the Introductory Volume has not the opportunity of recording.
MIDDLESEX, George Gostling, Esq. (The County separate from Josiah Boydell, Esq. London) comprised in one Thomas Willan, Esq. Volume, written by Mr. J. James Hall, Esq. Norris Brewer.
Edward Hogg, Esq. His Grace the DUKE OF North-|J. W. Freshfield, Esq. UMBERLAND
John Nichols, Esq. The Right Hon. Lord North- Thomas Fisher, Esq. wick
J. J. Park, Esq. author of the The Right Hon. Sir Joseph History of Hampstead Banks, Bart, K.B.
Mr. Faulkner, author of the Rev. Henry Drury
Histories of Chelsea and Edmund Dwyer
Fulham George Byng, Esq. M.P. Mr. Nelson, author of the HisJohn Walker, Esq.
tory of Islington
NORTHUMBERLAND. | The Rev.- Pritchard R. SPEARMAN, Esq.
J. Joyce W. Heron, Esq.
- Nash Dr. Patterson
T. Ellis Mr. John Adamson
C. Winstanley Mr. John Murray
Thomas Hall, Esq. Harpsden Mr. John Chaloner
John Hanscomb, Esq. Bell NOTTINGHAMSHIRE. | Hatch Rev. Archdeacon Eyre Richard Davis, Esq. Grove Rev. John Staunton, D.D. Cottage, topographer to his J. Stretton, Esq.
Majesty Mr. G. Stretton
James Taylor, Esq. Wargrave,
Mr. John Hollier, Thame
Mr. D. Moore, Thame
The Rev. J. Francis, of BurThe Rev. Bulkeley Bandinel, ford, communicated some inM.A. Keeper of the Bodleian
formation relating to that Library
town and its neighbourhood The Rev. E. G. Walford, chaplain to the Earl of Guilford.
RUTLANDSHIRE. The Rev. W. Woolston
A. E. Howman Thomas Barker, Esq.
'The Editor of the “ Beauties” for SHROPSHIRE, SOMERSETSHIRE, and STAFFORDSHIRE, thus collectively enumerates the principal correspondents in regard to those parts of the work.
The Rev. Hugh Owen, M.A. Mr. D. Parkes, of Shrewsbury
Vicar Apostolic of the Mid- | John Halme, M. D.
William Sneyd, Esq.
The Earl of Warwick
The late Duke of Devonshire The Earl of Craven
The Earl of Carlisle Rev. Dr. Parr
Lord Grantham Rev. Jolin Kendall
Right Honi, John Smith F. Parker Newdigate, Esq. Hon. William Stourton Mr. John Nickson, of Coventry Very Rev, the Dean of PeterHenry Hakewill, Esq.
borough R. B. Wheler, Esq. author of Very Rev. the Deau of Ripou “the History and Antiquities Sir Henry Vavasour, Bart.
of Stratford upon Avon” Sir Francis Wood, Bart.
Charles S, Duncoinbe, Esq.
Thomas Thompson, Esq. M.P. WESTMORLAND.
Henry B. Barnard, Esq.
Mr. Alderman Peacock, York Right Hon. Earl of Lonsdale
Marinaduke Constable Maxwell, Rev. George Barrington
Esq. of Everingham
Marmaduke Constable, Esq. of
T. Hinderwell, Esq.
Edward Topham, Esq.
J. H. Maw, Esq.
Brian Cook, Esq. Mrs. Atkinson
Colonel Wroughton Matthew Atkinson, Esq. Colonel Wrightson George Gibson, Esq.
Colonel Vavasour Alderman Pennington, of Ken- T. Clarridge, Esq.
John Lee, Esq.,Mr. Harrison, of Kendal
Christopher Alderson, Esq. Mr. Hutton, of the Museum,
| Thomas Langhorne, Esq. Keswick
T. . Billam, Esq.
Grey, Esq. WORCESTERSHIRE.
- Billam, M.D. The Lady Viscountess Beau- William Payne, Esq. champ
| Rev. Francis Wrangham, F.R.S. George Dixon
Rev. J. Io.n
| Mr. Heurtley
Thomas Johnes, Esq. of Ha.
The death of the Rev. John Evans, Editor of the Seventeenth Volume of the BEAUTIES, comprising an account of NORTII WALES, has deprived us of an opportunity of recording the names of those gentlemen who afforded informa. tion in regard to that division of the principality.
NGLAND and Wales comprehend such parts of the island of U Great Britain, as are south of the Cheviot Hills, and an arbitrary line drawn from Solway Firth to the river Tweed. These districts are finely diversified in character; and partake, in the Cambrian, or western division, of the mountainous rude grandeur of the tracts to the north of the line of boundary. In other directions they are rich in a graceful succession of hill and vale; the former being in partial instances only too steep for cultivation, and the lowlands almost invariably fertile, or capable of responding to the efforts of the Agriculturalist.
England is famed for an abundance of wood, distributed in ornamental proporlions; and numerous rivers afford great facilities of inland navigation, whilst their diffusive and winding courses are favourable to the picturesque adornment of the country. Although the metals deemed precious are rarely found in England or Wales, those which are useful to the real wants of man are discovered in salutary plenty; and have, from the earliest recorded period, formed a source of moral energy to the Briton, by propelling him to exertions of industry, and by leading him to habits of Commercial interchange.
But, however estimable may be the natural capacities of a country, its real beauties are to be sought in the progress of mind amongst its inhabitants. The source of opulence is but the