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CONCLUSION.

329 ful for the preservation which I had experienced in my six weeks' absence from my family. Nor could I help experiencing an attachment to my country, where the beauties arising from nature and art had, for some time past, met my eye in constant and vivid succession. BRITAIN possesses an unbounded variety of surface; land and water conspire to embellish the scene. A more beautiful spot, taken altogether, cannot be found throughout the world.

This Excursion was performed in the closing year of the last century. Thus are we rapidly borne along to the termination of our mortal career. Under the sensations which the lapse of time excites, how pleasing the reflection, that the progress of events involves the melioration of our species; how animating is the prospect of that period, when, agreeable to the word of ancient prophecy, happiness shall embrace the creation of God

Hail, RADIANT AGES ! hail, and haste along :
To reasoning Man your splendid years belong :
Unclose your leaves of true unfaded gold,
That hidden lie in Fate's rich volume rollid!
Not fancy-FAITA the muse this vision gave;
Of real scenes her sober raptures rave;
Prophetic fury what she sings inspires,
TRUTH's living coal hath lent her lips its fires;
Of MORAL SCIENCE, lamp to love and peace,
The lucid crescent shines, whose bright increase
Shall lose its horns in plenitude of light,
And reach a GLORIOUS FULL that ne'er shall wane to night!

FAWCETT.
· I am, dear Sir,

Yours, &c.

EXCURSION
THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE COUNTY

OF

KENT;

INCLUDING

A PARTICULAR ACCOUNT OF THE ANCIENT TOWN OF

MAIDSTONE AND ITS VICINITY;

AND CONCLUDING

WITH AN OUTLINE OF THE POPULOUS AND PLEASANT

VILLAGE OF ISLINGTON.

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