Islington: or, the humours of New Tunbridge Wells, entertaining and useful, adapted to the taste of both sexes and all ages: or, the blazing star in the world of the moon; Being a true Description of the Company, Characters, Manners, and Conversation of the various Inhabitants, with some Poetical Embellishments, useful Speculations, serious and comical Puns, Crotchets and Conclusions. That this World has a blind Side, a dark Side, and a bright Side, and that no Man's Fate is so dark, but when the bright Star shines upon it, it will return its Rays, and shine for itself. That all Things here turn like the Moon, up to Day, down to Morrow, Full and Change, Flux and Reflux. The various Characters lively represented. Address'd to Mrs. Reason, who represents the chief character. (mistress of the Wells.) As these Characters are merely to expose Vice and Folly, let none pretend to a Key, or look on these Pictures least he finds his own. Gentlemen and Ladies, This Pamphlet sure in too much hast was writ, To be o'ercharg'd with either Plot or Wit, 'twas got, conceiv'd and born in fix Hours Space, And Wit you know's as slow in Growth as Grace. The Blazing Star: An Ode. Humbly address'd to the Princess Royal.
- F. G., F.R.S.