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INTRODUCTION

To THE

ORIGINAL DELINEATIONS,
TOPOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL, AND DESCRIPTIVE,

INTITU led

THE BEAUTIES OF

England and Wales.

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ORSERVATIONS ON THE HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES of THE BRITONs; THE
RoMANS IN BRITAllN ; THE ANGLO-SAXONS; THE ANGLO-DANES ;
And the ANGLO-NORMANs i

To GETHER with

Remarks on the Progress of Ecclesiastical, Military, and
Domestic Architecture in Succeeding Ages.

By J. NORRIS BREWER.

“To be the Heralds of our Country's fame,
Our first ambition, and our dearest aim.” -

Goyoko I.iii. ' ! .

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LOND ON: News, * , \S.'

* a 1x1 En Fon J. Hannis ; LoNo Man AND co. ; J. walken; R. Baldwix;
sh Eawoo D AND Co.; John CUNDEE ; B. AND R. citose Y AND co.,
J. cut Hell; J. AND J. Rich And sox ; cade LL AND DAvies ; c. AND
J. R1 wington; AND G. cow 1 E AND co.

1818.

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- HUGH, $ttomb Žuát of £ortsjumberlamb,

&c. &c. &c.
THIS INTRODUCTORY VOLUME

BEAUTIES OF ENGLAND AND WALES,

ForMING THE completion of THAT work, Is INSCRIBED

WITH PROFOUND VENERATION.

THIS Volume was patronised by His Grace; and, by permission long since anarded, was to have been honoured with the sanction of his Illustrious NAME as its Patron. The whole of its contents display the transitory nature of earthly glory. Alas ! the page of Inscription is noefully emphatic. Between the intention and the act, the noblest nork of God— a GooD MAN–passed from the earth !

Praise cannot non be deemed adulalion 1 The noriter, therefore, indulges in freedom of expression ; and INSCRIBES THIS Work To THE MEMORY OF A NORLEMAN nwho sustained the true dignity of his Rank by the Courtesy of the the complete Gentleman ; whose VIRTUEs were superior to the trials of every age ; who presented in YouTH a model for the affluent and ennobled, by the disdain of emervating pleasures, and the dedication of his talents to the most arduous field in which his Country required exertion ; nokose PRIME of MANHood was equally useful in the Senate, and admirable in the exemplary practice of social duties ; and niho, in the retirement of AdvancED AND DECLINING LIFE, inspirited patriotic effort by PRECEPT, as before by ExAMPLE, solacing the pains of decrepit seclusion by the earercise of benevolence, and the encouragement of the Literature and the Arts of that Country nihich his whole personal Career mas calculated to adorn.

To the Memory of such a Nobleman, HUGH, DUKE OF North UMBERLAND, this Work, a humble Tribute to his kamented FuneralMonument, is inscribed by

J. NORRIS BREWER.

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PREF Ace

To The

$tautieg of Cnglant amb &aleg,

IN concluding this extensive work, the Publisher and Proprietors repeat the sentiments expressed on the completion of the first volume.They await the decision of the Public, with confidence, intermingled with fear. The former is the offspring of the unceasing solicitude bestowed on every part of the undertaking; the latter of the occasional inaccuracies, and deterioration of embellishment, which, even with the most sedulous attention, seem hardly possible to be avoided

in a performanee of this description. The time for professions is now passed. The work, in a complete state, is in the hands of the Subscribers; and must, from its own character, evince the sincerity of every avowal formerly made. But, in adverting to this circumstance, and whilst consigning the volumes to a reliance on their intrinsic merits, the Proprietors would beg leave respectfully to observe that their duty - consisted

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