Memoirs of Josef Boruwlaski - DEDICATION.

DEDICATION.
TO HIS MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY, GEORGE THE FOURTH, KING OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND, &c. &c. &c.

                May it please your Majesty,
            I can find no words sufficiently expressive, to convey my grateful sense of the numerous favours conferred upon me by your Majesty, since my arrival in this kingdom, as well as of your gracious condescension in permitting me to dedicate to your Majesty this humble work. Allow me, therefore, to assure your Majesty, that what my language is inadequate to describe, I yet most deeply feel. By extending your patronage to this my publication, your Majesty has evinced to the world, that you are not willing to leave destitute of encouragement the feeblest literary efforts in that country, which your Majesty's counsels have restored to peace, and to establish which, in prosperity, your endeavours are unremittingly exerted. I trust that, as the patron of literature, your Majesty will be rewarded, by your empire proving as glorious in arts as it has been in arms. Under the auspices of your Majesty's protection, I cannot permit myself to entertain a doubt of the success of this little work; and, however imperfect it may in other respects be deemed, I have the satisfaction of knowing, that it will at least be a memorial of your Majesty's kindness to,
Your Majesty's most devoted,
And most humble Servant,
JOSEPH BORUWLASKI.
Durham, June 5, 1820.

 

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