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THE COUNTENANCE, MIND AND CHARACTER
OF THE COUNTRY.
BY MR. PRATT
"I GLORY IN THE NAME OF BRITON."
THE SECOND EDITION.
Printed by A. Strahan, Printers-Street,
FOR T. N. LONGMAN AND O. REES, PATERNOSTER-ROW.
THE HE first Letter, and the last, of this Volume, furnish so much of what is usually considered to be necessary matter, in an address to the Reader, and so fully explain the Author's aim and end-of both which, he trusts, the intermediate parts will, not unimpressively, supply the accomplishment—that not much is left, in the way of advertisement, to be added.
The Author's grand view has been, what, indeed, will be but repetition to state herethough that part of the plan cannot be too soon known-to present a just and honourable IDEA of this important Country, as a whole, from — not a mechanical, not a methodical,- but fair and liberal survey of its parts, taken in several journies upon its animated surface, with descriptions from immediate objects, and REFLECTIONS
moral, natural, political, or personal; either in connection with, or arising out of them.
the motive which suggested this plan, -besides a compliance with the wishes of an amiable Foreigner, who, in a perusal of many contradictory accounts, was still at fault how to settle our pretensions in any of the above-mentioned particulars, was, and is, a most ardent desire, to pro
mote domestic peace and union!
If the plan were executed but half as well as the sentiment that gave it birth is sincere and commendable, the
content of the Author's heart,
glowing even in the attempt,
which has been
would indeed be
absolute! At any rate, there never has been, most likely there never shall be,—a crisis, in the history of Great Britain, or of the Universe, when such an attempt can more favourably be made, in point of time, than at the moment, in which, with a throbbing heart, he is now about to present it to his Correspondent abroad, and to bis Countrymen at home.
If, to some, it should seem, that the Author has been more desirous to exhibit the fair side of the