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JOHN BRITTON,
FELLOW OF “ THE SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES, OF LONDON,"
HONORARY MEMBER OF “ THE ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY OF NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE,"
HONORARY SECRETARY AND TREASURER TO “THE LONDON ARCHITECTS' AND ANTIQUARIES' SOCIETY,

HONORARY MEMBER OF "THE NORWICH SOCIETY OF ARTISTS ;"
HONORARY SECRETARY TO " THE WILTSHIRE SOCIETY;”

ETC. ETC.

London :
PRINTED FOR LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN, PATERNOSTER ROW;

THE AUTHOR, BURTON COTTAGE, BURTON STREET;

AND JOSEPH TAYLOR, 59, HIGH HOLBORN.

1821.

C. Whittingham, College House, Chiswick.

TO

JESSE WATTS RUSSELL, ESQ.

OF

ILAM HALL, DERBYSHIRE.

DEAR SIR, Having long experienced your kind and generous Patronage in the approval and encouragement of my Literary Works, I embrace this opportunity of inscribing the present Volume to you. When at College, you had the good taste and good sense to cultivate an acquaintance with the Antiquities of your native country; to study the Fine Arts, and to seek pleasure and information from the exhaustless treasures of polite Literature. These will all contribute to render your progress through life cheerful and intellectual,-a solace and pleasure to your friends, and highly beneficial to that young family, which by your own and your amiable Lady's paternal care and example, it is hoped will secure honour to themselves, and reflect it on their Parents.

Accept my sincere and warm thanks for the protection you have afforded to my literary progeny, and believe me, it will be both a pride and pleasure to render any future work entitled to a continuation of the same liberal and discriminating patronage.

I remain, dear Sir,

Your obliged Servant,

J. BRITTON.

November 13, 1821.

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