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THE

CONTAINING THE

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LITERATURE, HISTORY, POLITICS, ARTS,

MANNERS, and AMUSEMENTS of the AGE.

By the PHILOLOGICAL SOCIETY of LONDON.

For JANUARY, 1784.

Embellished with the following elegant Copper-Plates :

1. An emblematical Frontispiece.-2. An engraved Title-page and

Vignette.-3. A correct Likeness of the Right Honourable William Pitt.

And 4. The natural Daughter.

CONTAINING,

Page

Page

Authentic Memoirs of the Right Hon. Proceedings of Proprietors of East India

William Pitt,

5

Stock

50

The Occasional Critic, No. II.

9

Observations on Gov. Hastings's Letter ibid

The Man Milliner, No. XVIII.

10 The Effects to be expected from the East

Theatrical Exhibition

13

India Bill

5*

The Hive, a Collection of Scraps 15 Mr. Adams's Hiftory of the Dispute with

The Natural Daughter

17

America

ibid

Instances of the Mutability of Fortune, Earl of Stair on the Duty of the Creditors of

continued

the Public

52

Account of a contagious Disorder among the Peterson's Memorial on the Wuolien Manu.
horned Cattle in Friesland

24
facture

ibid
Account of the Aerial Travellers 25 Eleventh Report from the Sele&t Committee ib.
Desultory Thoughts

27 Collection of Letters, addressed to the Volun-

Chronological Occurrences of the Year 1783 28 teers of Ireland

53

The London Review, with Anecdutes of Account of Debates in the House of Lords,

Authors.

Dec. 9, 15, and 17

ibid

Dr. Hunter's Sacred Biography concluded 33 Mr. Price's Commercial and Political Let-

Count Carli's Lettere Americane

36 ter to Mr. Fox

54

Danti Alighierii Sepulchrum

38 A Sailor's Address to the Lords of the Ad-
Introduzione allo studio delle Romane anti- miralty

ibid
chita
ibid Stockdale's Essay on Misanthropy

SS

Vie de Michel-Ange Buonaroti

ibid The Ministerialist

ibid

lovernici de Rebus Justiniani magni 40 Remarks on the Climate, &c. of Nova

Notes sur la Genie, la Discipline Militaire,

Scotia

&c. des Egyptiens, des Grecs, &c. ibid. A familiar Address to the Curious in English
Elay on Suicide, and the Immortality of the Poetry

ibid
Soul

42 Richards's Observations on Infant Sprink-
Rymer's Chemical Reflections on the Na. ling

ibid

ture, &c. of Dircases

43 Proceedings in Parliament

57

Richardfun's Essays on Shakespeare's Dra- Account of the Theatres in Paris, vis. the
matic Characters

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A Letter to Dr. Price

Opera-house, Theatre Francois and The-

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atre Italienne

66

Review vf the State of Great Britain at the Theatrical Journal

68

Commencement of the Seffion of 1783 48 Poetry

70

Scott's Letter to Mr. Burke

ibid Monthly Chronicle, Lift of Bankrupts,

Letter to Mr. Fox

49 Price of Stocks, &c.

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LO N DON:

PAINTED POR JOHN FIELDING, NO 23, PAT2RENOSTER ROW;

J. DERETT, Piccadilly; and J. SIWEIL, Cornbill.

[Entered at Stationers: Hall.)

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The Letters fent by P-g have been already in print.
R. to a young lady thwarted in love-Address to a Lady of Devonshire-freet-and

F. G's Ode, aré unfit for publication.
The Lines on The Parlonage-house breathe more of the spirit of envy than of poetry.
The account of the Foreign Academies in our next.
A review of the History of the Flagellants in our next.
Antique Anecdotes in our next.

We beg. leave to return our acknowlegments to our numerous Correspondents for these favours which are under confideration, particularly 2. 2.-Willon-Zeno-Ł. H.J. S. and Perambulator.

The truth of the Hibernia Anecdote is doubted.

A LIST of New PUBLICATIONS:

A letter from

an American, nowTer * A Letter to the Right Hon. Edmand siding in London, to a Member of Burke, by Major Scott. Pamph. Parliament. Pamphlet.

* A Letter to the Right Hon. Charles The Sale of the House of Peers. Pam- James Fox. By Major Scott. Pamph. phlet.

The Complete Wall-tree Pruner. By The History of the Castle, Town, and John Abercrombie. Forest of Knarsborough, &c. By E. Har." A Letter' to a Country Gentleman. grave, El. Pampb.

Pamph. * Hiftory of the Disputes with America, , The Case of the East India Company. &c. By John Adams, Esq. Pamph. Pamph.

The Rev. Thomas Pyle's Sermons, vol. * The Effeéts to be expected from the third and last, 8vo.

East India Bill. By William Pulteney, A Table flewing at one View the Me. Elq, Pamph. rias of the most diftinguilhed Speakers in Practical Observations on Venereal the House of Lords. Pamph.

Complaints. By F. Swediar, M. D. * Efsays on Suicide, and on the Immor. * An Address to the Lords Commiftality of the Soul, ascribed to the lare Da- fioners of the Admiralty. By a Sailor. vid Hume, Efg.

Pamph. Chentical Reflections relating to the * A Collection of the Letters which Naturë, Causes, Prevention and Cure of have been addressed to the Volunteers of Some Diseases. By James Rymer. Ireland.

A Treatise on Forest Trees. By Wil- • An Efray on Misanthropy. By Per. liam Boutcher.

cival Stockdale. Pampb. * Efsays on Shakespeare's Dramatic * The Ministerialist. By Junius. Pamph. Characters of Richard the Third, King * Remarks on the Climate, Produce, Ecar and Timon of Athens. By Mr. and Natural Productions of Nova Scotia. Richardson.

Pamph. * A Letter to Doctor Price. Pamph. # A familiar Address to the Curious in

A System on the Practice of Medicine, English Poetry. Pamph. from the Latin of Hoffman, by Dr. Lewis, Now Forms of Prayer, for the U'fe of 2 vols.

Lancaller Chapel. * A brief and impartial Review of the The Propagation and Botanical ArState of Great Britain, at the Commence. sangenient of Plants and Trees, usefuland Fent of the Scllion in 1783. Pamph. ornamental. By John Abercrombie, 2 vols.

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N this period of extended intercourse, when no great event in any of riodical publication that aiins at general entertainment and instruction, should take a wider range than any one kingdom or country, and expatiate with freedom on the theatre of the world. It was the original object of the EUROPEAN MAGAZINE and LONDON REVIEW, to make a monthly excursion into this ample field, and from thence to collect a miscellany of greater variety than had been presented before to the public. Literature, politics, arts, sciences, customs, manners, fashions, anecdotes of great and eminent men, national and domestic occurrences, and above all, whatever appears to contribute to the advancement of humanity, knowledge, and taite : These were the objects which directed the choice of the PHILOLOGICAL SOCIETY, amidst that valt variety of matter which solicited their attention.

In this copious collection fomething will be found suitable to every tafte. And, although particular subjects may be found to yield more sensible delight than this various entertainment to particular minds; yet, it may be affirmed by the Authors of the EUROPEAN MAGAZINE and LONDON Review, because it is allowed by the world, that no periodical production in Europe, of equal extent and price, is so well adapted to the amusement and information of families, and other circles of society. The tone of this work, varying with its varying themes, at one time assumes the dignified and severe air of Philosophy, and, at others, the gay mood of pleasantry and dissipation : but in no instance will it be found to add fuel to impure and criminal passion, or to encourage an indulgence in vicious levity. The year 1783, which forms the subject of our two last volumes, will be distinguished in the annals of Europe, by the fingularity and importance of its events. Pasling over the natural phenomena of the new island in the Northern Seas, the meteors or fiery globes, seen at the same time, by so many distant nations in different latitudes, we shall, on this occasion, confine oui observations to the great revolution across the Atlantic, which, in the peace concluded at Paris in February laft, has confirmed the independence of the American States on England, and exhibited a great example of liberty to the nations.

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Or this example we every where trace the effects : In Ireland, in Scot. land, in Holland, in almost every part of the world. This example has not yet spent its force. It will continue to rouse and to foster a spirit of liberty, which, ftimulating the energy of the human mind, will have the happiest effects on literature, science, commerce, the progress of civilszation, and the general happiness of the world.

To trace this various influence, will be one of the principal objects of this PUBLICATION: But, while we are attentive to the progress of knowledge and of society, and careful to mark the reciprocal influence of government on letters, and of letters on government, we shall, at the same time, be happy in contributing our endeavous to afford amusement of a lighter kind, and to relieve the at:entions and the cares of our readers, by objects which the human understanding may conceive without any difficult exertion, and on which the imagination may dwell with pleasure and with advantage.

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