to the New View of London; Printed about the Year 1708.
And now after all this Account which I have given of my Pains and best Industry
great Work, I am sensible in a such spacious Field as this is to walk in, some
may be omitted; and Room will be left for knowing and curious Citizens to make
Insertions. So that I must use some such Apology for my self, as a very
and learned Antiquarian (and Contemporary with our Author) did, for a laborious
which he set forth in the Beginning of the last Age; and may assume hs very
"Thus I have
Favour of God, brought this Treatise to an End.
Wherein if any Things have escaped me unseen, I do not greatly marvel, when I
back and behold the Variety and Multitude of the Matter that I have past
through. And it
shall not be hard for him that meeteth
with such Estrays, to take and lodge them in their right Titles herein. Again,
if it shall
be thought I have heaped up too many Conceits, borrowed out of others Writings,
make Answer, that I have omitted many; and have made the best Choice that I
Eirenarcha, By Will. Lambard of Linc. Jnn. Print. 1602.
And thus, thanking God that hath continued my Life to finish this great Task;
committing all good Citizens, and Natives of this famous City to God's Grace;
wishing and praying, that they may be Ornaments and Blessings to it; and that it
flourish still more and more in Honour, Wealth, Peace, Concord, the Favour of
Princes, and especially in true Religion and Virtue, I end. Dated from Low
the County of Essex this 16th Day of April, 1720.