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VIEW FROM THE MINNIS ROCK.
Published June 18.4 by W.C. Jos. Kreinston.
Landed by 2. Miller
HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES
TOWN AND PORT
H A S T I N G S.
A SERIES OF ENGRAVINGS, FROM ORIGINAL DRAWINGS.
W. G. MOSS, ,
TO HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE.
PUBLISHED BY W. G. MOSS, KENNINGTON;
STREET ; AND WEST, HASTINGS.
MASTER-GENERAL, AND ONE OF HIS MAJESTY'S MOST HONOR
ABLE PRIVY-COUNCIL, &c. &c. &c.
IS MOST RESPECT FULLY AND GRATEFULLY INSCRIBED.
The permission condescendingly granted me by your Lordship, to inscribe to you the present volume, as well
as the distinguished honor you have conferred on it by your patronage, both for the advantages they have been attended with to myself, personally, and the value and importance they give the Work, demand every expression of my most respectful thanks and gratitude.
There are many reasons which render it peculiarly my duty to dedicate this work to your Lordship. Not to mention my own individual obligations, to whom could it be offered with more propriety, than to a nobleman known and distinguished, as is your Lordship, as a patron of literature and the fine arts ? But the subject treated of, gives it still higher claims to your notice and protection. Your Lordship and your ancestors have for centuries been lords of the Hundred of Hastings, and its manors, and are identified with the place, as the most conspicuous and leading characters in every event connected with its localities, and which not only constitute a part of the English Annals, but have been at different times the proud themes and subject of our national glory. I could dwell longer on this head, my Lord, but history has already anticipated my wishes, in a way more worthy than could be any eulogium of mine, of your Lordship and your Noble Family.
That your Lordship may long enjoy the honors you possess, and that have been transmitted to you, undiminished and untainted, through a long line of illustrious ancestry, is the fervent wish of,
And very humble servant,
W. G. MOSS.