« PreviousContinue »
Historia Rievallensis :
HISTORY OF KIRKBY MOORSIDE,
AND AN ACCOUNT OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PLACES IN ITS
REMOTE OR LESS IMPORTANT ONES.
TO WHICH IS PREFIXED
A DISSERTATION ON
THE ANIMAL REMAINS,
AND OTHER CURIOUS PHENOMENA, IN THE RE-
CAVE AT KIRKDALE.
BY THE REV. W. EASTMEAD,
AUTHOR OF OBSERVATIONS ON HUMAN LIFE, AND HONORARY
LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETIES.
SOLD BY BALDWIN, CRADOCK, AND JOY; WOLSTENHOLME,
YORK; AND ALL OTHER BOOKSELLERS.
PRINTED AT THE OFFICE OF R. PEAT, THIRSK.
TO THE VENERABLE AND REV.
FRANCIS WRANGHAM, A. M. F. R. S.
ARCHDEACON OF CLEVELAND,
PREBENDARY OF AMPLEFORTH IN YORK CATHEDRAL, VICAR OF HUNMANBY, RECTOR Of thorp BASSET, &c. &c.:
In dedicating the following work to one whose literary character stands so high as that of the Archdeacon of Cleveland, I may be accused of some degree of presumption. I own, indeed, I should have felt great cause for embarrassment, in submitting it to your inspection, had I not at the same time been aware that your talents and literary attainments are not exceeded by your candour; that you are ever ready to advance by your countenance and support any laudable attempt; and to make every reasonable allowance for the difficulties under which an original History of this complicated character must ever labour.
Long versed as you have been, in all the details of literary composition, it would be worse than superfluous, it would be impertinent in me, to point