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SINCE the last Edition of this

WORK, so many Alterations and Amendments have been made throughour, that some Account of the present One seems

absolutely necessary to be given for the Reader's Satisfaction.

It is acknowledged on all Hands to be the most perfect Piece, of its kind, extant; as noç only containing the State of Great Britain (and Ireland) made so by the Happy Union of Scotland, and these Kingdoms in the Year '1706. to the Immortal Glory of her late Majesty Queen Anne, but likewise, an exact Account of the German Dominions belonging to his most Excellent Majesty King GeoRGE II. with the GenEALOGY of the House of Hanover, the Dukes of Zell, and the rest of its Illustrious Branches,

Many useful Improvements are now made in the Historical Parts of this WORK, and Tables added to each.

As to the Lists of the Officers, Civil and MILITARY, the several Changes made therein have noc been inserted from common Rumour, or the Accounts of News Papers buc each Lift has been corrected by the Officers belonging to the respective Branches of the Royal Revenue, &c. To whom in this Place ic is proper to return our graceful Acknow ledgment for the same.

The Catalogue of Baronets has beer faithfully continued by the College of Heralds and to render that Part more compleat, the Places of Abode or Ticle are now added to di ftinguish one Family from another, that bear the same common Name. And as the partie çular Manner of spelling those Names are very different, a strict Regard has also been had to that, as will appear by the Smiths, the Mid dletons, and several others; and a List of the Members of the Royal Society (both Foreigh and Domestick) as well as of the Establishment of the Army, the Officers of the Works, che Common-Council of the City of London, and several other Lists, equally useful, are corrected and amended in this Edition. So thao it is humbly hoped, this Book, as it is now presented to the Publick, is the most compleat of its kind, both with Respect to the History and Lifts.





CHAP. I. Of the Country, as inhabited and divided into three

Principal Parts, England, Scotland and Wales, Page i

CHAP. II. Of England in particular ; Of its Scituation, Ex-

Leat, Rivers, Air, &c.

p. 5

CHAP. III. Of the natural Beauty of England, and the Fertility

tits Soil: The Advantage it has of being free from burtful, or

stracicas Beafts,

P: 9

EAP.IV. The principal Ornaments and Curiositiesof England, p. 12

HAP. V. Of the Populousness of England, and the yearly Rez

1 eetuz of its Lands and Houses,

p. 17

HAP. VI. England divided into Forty Counties, and a Table

Ascing the Extent of each, and Number of its Parishes, Market-

Gut, and Members of Parliament: The Counties afterwards

evided into Maritime and Inland,

EAP. VII. A particular Description of each County, in Alphabetical

urder; wherein Notice is taken, especially of the Shire and Market-

285, and Market-days; of such Places as fend Members to Par.

Laseri, and of those whence Noblemen take their Titles, p. 20

RAP. VIII. Of the Counties of Wales,

p. 90

FIP. IX. A new and exact Description of London,

p. 101

12. X. Of the English Britons; and firft of their Original,

zezage, Complexion, Conftitution, Temper and Genius; and

:mot famous Men in former Ages,

p. 145

P. XI. Of the Religion of the English,

p. 148

2.P. XII. Of their Way of Living, as to Lodging, Food, Raiment,

le: Fuel: Exercises and Recreations ; Festivals and Fasting-days,

* fane particular Cuftoms : Their Computation of Time : The

Psales they are most fubje&t to,

p. 151

+P. XIII. Of the vaji Trade of England, both at Home and


p. 156

? XIV. Of the Coir, Weights and Measures, which by the

** with Scotland, ought to be the same all over Great-

p. 159

XV. Of the Conveniencies of Travelling : Of the Pol,

Pecket-Boats, for Intercourse of Letters,

p. 164

XVI. Of the several Orders and Degrees amongst the

23; and firft, of the Nobility,

EA XVII. of the Knights of the Garter,


CHAP. XXII. Of the Government of England ; and forf,

Laws of England,
CHAP. XXIII. Of the King; his Greatness, tho' he be
solute. The inconveniencies

of an Arbitrary Power,
CHAP. XXIV. How the Kingdom is govern'd during a

Minority, Absence, or Incapacity of the Royal Family

neral, and the Succeffion to the Crown,

CHAP. XXV. Of the Nine great Officers of State,

CHAP. XXVI. Afort History of the Kings and Queens of

land ; and forf, of the Saxon and Danish Kings, till w

the Conqueror,

CHAP. XXVII. Of the Norman Kings of England, from
liam the Conqueror to James I. of Great

CHAP. XXVIII. Of the Monarchs of Great Britain, fros

James I. to bis present Majesty King George' II.

CHAP. XXIX. Of the several Branches of the Royal Blog

the Settlement of the Crown in the Proteftant Line,

CHAP. XXX. Of the King's Dominions, Titles, and Arms,
CHAP. XXXI. Of the King's Forces by Sea and Land,

CHAP. XXXII. Of the King's Court,

CHAP. XXXIII. Of his Majesty's Revenue, and Officers

ing to it,
CHAP. XXXIV. Of bis Majesty's mof Honourable Privyo

and particularly of the Three Principal Secretaries of State,

CHAP. XXXV. Of the Parliament of Great Britain,

CHAP. XXXVI. Of the Courts of Judicature ; and

the Superior Court of Chancery,

CHAP. XXXVII. Of the Alizes and Seffions; and therein
fables, Coroners, Iuftices of the Peace, and Juries, with

cular Account of the English Way of Trying Malefactors,

CHAP. XXXVIII. Of the Courts of Sheriffs, Mayors, and

men, Court-Leets, Court-Barons, and Courts of Conscience

of the Court of Admiralty, Court-Marshal, and Forefts-

CHAP. XXXIX. Of the Spiritual Courts,

CHAP. XL. Of the Punishments infli&ted on Offenders,

CHAP. XLI. Of the English Computation, Numbering, U

and Meafures,

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