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redeem the pledge which I then gave, by offering to my indulgent Reader's the Conclusion of a Work in which their patience has had no small trial — not without the hope, in many cases the certainty, that they have been rewarded by useful information.
On the imperfection arising from the want of regular arrangement, I shall only observe, that such a Book could not very easily have been otherwise produced. It is not a regular History-it is not a Romantic Tale — nor a Work of Fancywhich a Writer might amuse himself by refining, till he frittered away his own ideas. It is a Mine of literary materials, whence future Biographers and Historians will readily and unsparingly collect what may suit their several purposes. Should my Representatives, at any future period, be inclined to publish a new Edition (a task which I shall never myself think of attempting), the whole is now before them ; and my corrected copy will facilitate their labour. A regular arrangernent (and certainly some compression) might then be properly adopted.
Of smaller errors, several have arisen from the articles themselves (the Letters particularly) not having been originally written for the Press. These I have carefully endeavoured to point out and amend; and, in general, have availed myself of every hint that has been suggested, either by the various Periodical Criticks, or by a host of intelligent Correspondents, of whom the greater part have been duly noticed in former Prefaces.
Here, however, I must repeat the respectable names of James BINDLEY, Ese. ; the Hon. Mr. Justice HARDINGE; George ALLAN, Esq. M. P.; the Rev. WILLIAM Beloe ; James Brown, Esa. ; Mr. A. CHALMERS; the Rev. Ralph CHURTON, B. D. Archdeacon of St. David's; James DowLAND, Ese.; and of the late Rev. EDWARD JONES (see p. 760): And am proud to add some of the brightest Ornaments of Literature, by whose personal friendship I have very long been honoured — the truly benevolent Dr. Thomas Burgess, Lord Bishop of St. David's; the enlightened and profoundly-learned Dr. SAMUEL Parr; the kind-hearted and energetic Dr. RenneLL, Dean of Winchester, and Master of the Temple; the Rev. Joseph Holden Port, B. D. Archdeacon of London; the Rev. Robert Nares, B. D. Archdeacon of Stafford ; and the Rev. WILLIAM Tooke, F. R. S.
I am happy also to acknowledge the valuable contributions of Mr. John Bell, of Newcastle; JOSEPH BRADNEY, Esq.; John BURDON, Esq.; the Rev. Weeden BUTLER, Junior; the Rev. Thomas CROMPTON; the Rev. CHARLES DUNSTER; David JENNINGS, Esq. ; the Rev. AULAY MACAULAY ; the Rev. Thomas M-CULLOCH; EDWARD Roberts, Esq.; the Rev. John FLEMING ST. JOHN; the Rev. Peter SANDIFORD; the Rev. Dr. GEORGE STRAHAN; ThoMas Street, Esq.; Robert Surtees, Esq.; and Mr. A. J. Valpy.
To Mr. James BASIRE (whose modest worth,
even in his boyish days, secured my hearty esteem)
I am indebted for a Portrait of his Father; whose
animated features I felicitate myself in thus having
first been the medium of introducing to the Publick.
I have now fulfilled my engagement; but do not
feel myself precluded from offering to the Publick
(should health and leisure permit) another Work,
arising out of, and immediately connected with, the
“ Literary Anecdotes ;" but so far distinct, that no
Purchaser of the one will be under the obligation,
unless with his full and free consent, to possess the
other. For such a publication, I have already abun-
dant resources, of a nature far superior to any produc-
tion of my own; and part of it is actually in the press.
Highbury Place, August 8, 1815.
Anecdotes of Rd. Bigland, Esq. and History of Gloucestershire 1
Richard-Paul Jodrell, Esq.
Mr. Barak Longmate
John Bacon, Esq.
The Publication of Ecton's Thesaurus ibid.
Rev. John Delap, D. D. ...
The Alexandrian New Testament.
Rev. Charles Godfrey Woide, D. D.
Mr. James Nelson
The Right Hon. Samuel Birch, Lord Mayor. 16
Rev. Pierre François Le Courayer, D D.
Mr. John Holt..
Sir John Prestwich, Bart.
William Boys, Esq.
Mr. Henry Headley.
Benjamin Moseley, M D.
Leonard Welsted, and his Works
Mr. Hawkins's Ignoramus
Mr. Joseph Welch
Rev. William Agutter, M. A.
The Mangel-Wurzel Root
Mr. Henry-Francis Cary ..
The Cholmley Family
Mr. Jonas Dryander .
Queen Elizabeth's Progresses.
Rev, Robert-Pool Finch, D.D.
Thomas Finch, Esq.
Richard-Joseph Sullivan, Esq.
Rev. Samuel Avscough
Mr. Thomas Fairchild.
Rev. John Taylor, of Market Bosworth, LL. D. 58
Rev. Samuel Hayes, M. A...
Josiah Dornford, Esq. LL. D.
Sir David Dalrymple, Lord Hailes
The “ Bibliotheca Topographica Britannica" ...71
Rev.Jos. Holden Pott, B.D.Archdeacon of London 73
Sir Clifton Wintringham, bart...
Anecdotes of The Rev. Thomas Monro, M. A. ... ...77
Rev. George 'Travis, M. A. Archdeacon of Chester 78
Mr. Richard Porson's Letters to Travis .. ibid.
Rev. Aulay Macaulay, M. A.
Mr. John Throsby
Rev. William Beloe, M.A.
Sir William De la Pole, Bart.
Mr. Benjamin Bartlett ..
William Hutton, Esq..
King Richard's Well..
Michael Dodson, Esq.
Rev. John Sturges, LL. D.
Rev. Charles Sturges, M. A.
Rev Thomas Sturges, M. A.
Rev. Charles Sturges, Junior, B. A.
Granger's Letters, published by J. P. Malcolm 111
Rev. Charles-Edward De Coetlogon, M. A. ....113
Richard Payne Knight, Esq.
Mr. Joseph Reed
Mr. John-Watson Reed.
· Rights of Boys and Girls”.
Rev. Oliver St. John Cooper, M. A.
David Jennings, Esq....
Rev. Nathanael Lardner, D. D.
Rev. William Vincent, D.D. Dean of Westminster 126
Rev. Samuel Glasse, D.D...
Rev. John Wooll, D. D..
Rev. Henry Sanders, B. A.
Mr. Zachariah Cozens
James Stuart, Esq.
Nicholas Revett, Esq.
Mr. Willey Reveley
John Sherwen, M. D.
Mr. Thomas Emerson
Right Rev. Dr. B. E. Sparke, Bishop of Ely .. 154
Joseph Palmer, Esq. of Palmerstown 140, 155
Henry Swinburne, Esq.
The Widow of Capt. John Parker
Right Rev. Dr. R. Courtenay, Bishop of Exeter ibid.
Rev. William Tooke, F. R. S.
Rev. Thomas Tooke, D.D.
William Hawes, M. D.
Rev. Samuel-Edward Hopkinson, B.D. ..53, 183
Progress of the “ Biographia Britannica" 184
Rev: William-Hayward Roberts, D.D. ..187
Rev. William Roberts, B. A.
Rev. Samuel Parr, LL.D.
Rer. William Bell, D.D.
Edward Ironside, Esq.