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CAMBRIDGE GUIDE ;
UNIVERSITY, TOWN, AND COUNTY
Containing, correct and comprehensive descriptions of the
Public Buildings, Colleges, Churches, Curiofities, &c. &c.
PRINTED FOR AND SOLD BY J. NICHOLSON, TRUMPING-
ST. PAUL'S CHURCH YARD, LONDON.
As the public are already in poffeffion of a Defcription of Cambridge, the present publication may be deemed superfluous; the Editor therefore thinks it necessary to explain his reasons for undertaking it. His principal motive is to furnish strangers with a Guide, more correct and more generally useful, than any work of the kind that has preceded it ; to effect which, he has resorted to the most approved works, and drawn his information on the respective subjects from the most indisputable sources. The Editor was also stimulated with a wish to render his little tract more particularly adapted to the design of such a publication; he has therefore omitted many articles which appeared tedious and uninteresting, if not useless; and has, on the other hand, added several pieces of intelligence, of universal advantage and utility :
as for instance, in the long catalogues of paintings contained in the Colleges and Lodges he has noticed those only more especially worthy of obfervation ; and it must also be allowed, that the long lists of Bishops, &c. who have been educated here, can afford little entertainment to those who visit the University; therefore, the names of those only who have distinguished themselves as Authors, or otherwise, have been selected for the New Cambridge Guide. Lastly, in order to render the publication more extensively convenient, it is published at a much cheaper rate than any other extant ; and the Editor has been careful to include
every article that can interest or amuse, without encumbering it with tedious and unnecessary subjects, which might swell the volume ; or filling it with engravings, which would serve to render it ex. pensive.
If his endeavours have attained their purpose ; that of afsifting those who visit Cambridge, to view the different objects with the greatest pleasure and convenience; his wishes will be satisfied and his intention answered.