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WILLIAM GODWIN, ESQ.
· IS INSCRIBED,
AS A SINCERE, THOUGH TRIFLING, TOKEN
REGARD AND ESTEEM.
This little volume was originally printed for private circulation ; but, in consequence of circumstances of a simply individual nature, and therefore unworthy of record, it is now presented to the public in a new typographical form.
As, during the narrative, allusion is rarely made to the era, and to the character of the times, the reader is requested to bear in mind, that the principal events occurred in the reign of Charles the Second ; when the internal government of the country was so lax, that in the remote and thinly peopled