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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 :
A PARTICULAR ACCOUNT OF THE ANCIENT TOWN OF
MAIDSTONE AND ITS VICINITY;
WITH AN OUTLINE OF THE POPULOUS AND PLEASANT
VILLAGE OF ISLINGTON.