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CHARACTERISTIC ANECDOTES OF SEVERAL EMINENT INDIVIDUALS
Printed by Barnard and Farley;
Your permission to inscribe this Work to your Lordship is truly gratifying to me, while it affords me an opportunity thus publicly to express my gratitude, for your benignity, and munificent patronage. Equally prized by the virtuous part of the community, for your genuine patriotism, and your unostentatious liberality as the patron of several public institutions; and esteemed by your friends, for those social
virtues which render Nobility still more illustrious : may your Lordship long continue, one of the ornaments of that superb “ Corinthian Column,” which adorns, while it supports the national edifice.
Your Lordship’s grateful,
and most obedient Servant,
London, March 1, 1820.
The River Tbames and its six magnificent Bridges ....