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A NEW EDITION (THE SIXTH) (Dedicated to Mrs. Anna Letitia Barbauld).
THE STUDENTI DREAM,
THE PAINTER'S PANEGYRIST,
FROM OFF THE MONUMENT, &c.
Instruction and Improvement of the Youth of Both Sexes :
BY JOHN EVANS, A. M.
TO WHICH ARE ADDED
Man is the nobler growth our realms supply
“ This small Volume we with pleasure announce as a neat Mamual of Good Advice, tending to instil into young minds a desire for knowledge, with sentiments of VIRTUE and PIETY. The style as in general correct, concise, and perspicuous, sometimes enüvened with poetical imagery. The Work will be very acceptable and useful to a numerous class of YOUNG READERS.”
Monthly Review, Sept. 1794.
The MIGHTY CITY which by every road In floods of people poured itself abroad, Ungirt by walls—irregularly great, No jealous drawbridge, and no closing gate : Whose merchants (such the state which commerce brings) Sent forth their mandates to dependant Kings; Streets where the turban'd Moslem, bearded Jew, And woolly Afric met the brown Hindu; Where through each vein spontaneous plenty flowed, Where Wealth's enjoyed, and CHARITY bestowed !
THE METROPOLIS of a nation is the heart of the body politic, whence the purple streams of life
flow in a thousand different ramifications to the · remotest extremities of the Empire. Hence a miniature sketch of LONDON forms no improper introduction to a volume whose contents exhibit some of the fairest portions of the United Kingdom of Great Britain. So delectable a region would lead the traveller to imagine that its Metropolis, enriched by the liberality of nature and of art, must for extent and grandeur vie with the other capitals of the nations of the earth.
LONDON (longitude 0° 5° West of Greenwich, latitude 51° 32' North), including Southwark and Westminster, is the largest and most opulent city in the world. It is near seven miles in length from Chelsea to Poplar, three miles in breadth from Islington to St. George's Fields, and covering eighteen square miles, is about twenty miles in cirxiv
MINIATURE SKETCH OF cumference! It stretches itself along the noble river THAMES, which, rising near Cirencester in Gloucestershire, and passing by Oxford, Reading, and Windsor, falls below Gravesend, about thirty miles from the city, into the German Ocean. The river, not a quarter of a mile in breadth at the metropolis, has five bridges flung over it. These are London, Blackfriars, Westminster, Vauxhall, and Waterloo or Strand Bridge, opened June 13, 1817, by the Prince Regent, in the presence of an immense number of spectators, with pomp and festivity.
There are in LONDON 500 places of worship, one cathedral, St. Paul's, which, rearing its swelling dome amidst the vast canopy of Heaven, is seen from every part of the adjacent country; and one abbey, WESTMINSTER ABBEY, which, with its two stately towers, can boast of great antiquity, and is crowded with monuments of every description. Thus the dust of kings and of heroes, of sages and legislators, of philosophers and poets, are blended together, awaiting the day of retribution. Here are also 114 churches, 130 chapels, 200 meeting houses for dissenters, 40 chapels for foreigners, and six synagogues for the use of the Jewish nation. Here are likewise about 4000 public and private schools, including inns of courts, colleges, &c. eight societies for the preservation of morals, ten societies for learning and arts, 100 asylums for the indigent, 17 asylums for the sick and lame, 13 dispensaries, and 700 friendly societies. It is generally calculated that the sum of