I most humbly beg leave to lay at your Majesty's feet, the following account of a series of Pictures, on the subject of human culture.
I have endeavoured to execute those pictures as a rejoinder and aid to the reasoning, in behalf of your Majesty's people of these islands, that I have urged in my Inquiry into the real and imaginary obstructions to our acquisition of the arts, which, as a poor testimony of humble duty, and with great humility, was laid at your Majesty's feet in 1774.1
That your Majesty, who is the equal and affectionately tender father of all his people, may long continue to derive satisfaction from the Arts, and that these Arts may continue to merit your Majesty's most gracious and necessary protection, is the humble, though earnest prayer,
May it please your Majesty,
Of your Majesty's
Most dutiful servant,
And most faithful subject,