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EXPLANATION OF THE FRONTISPIECE. The Genius of Eloquence presenting The LADY'S MAGAZINE to Youth and BEAUTY.

TO our CORRESPONDEN T S. The Essay of Clelia has some merit, ; but it is much too desultory, and requires correction.

We are obliged to Eliza for her communication.

Conftantia's Queries are received,

The Remarks of Mercator are judicious ; but his subje&t does not accord with our plan.

Philharmonio shall be attended to.

Humilia may receive her packet again by sending for it. Her request is contrary to our custom.

Received, Fanny Wooburn. A Tale.--Sonnet on the Death of Lieute. nant John Cochran.-Lines to Miss S. S.-Acrostic by R. S.-Verles on the close of the year. -Several Rebuses, Charades, Enigmatical Lifts, &c.

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MONG the many advantages derived to society from

the invention of the Art of Printing, perhaps the pubBcation of Periodical Repositories for Fugitive Pieces, and the first efforts of dawning genius, is not to be esteemed one of the least. The variety of literary amusements, which, when properly conducted, they contain, cannot fail to furnish something agreeable to every taste, which may convey instruction without the trouble of laborious ftudy. Whatever exercises the mind, tends to expand and invigorate its faculties, and that mental exercise which is required for the perufal of a Monthly Miscellany, will neither cause any great consumption of the time of the busy, nor exhaust the patience even of the idle.

- Such Publications, however, notwithstanding their avowed miscellaneous nature, are usually adapted to some particular class of readers. The politician, the antiquary, the artist, and the man of fashion (a term too often abused to signify the libertine and the debauchee) are accommodated monthly with their respective Miscellanies. The agreeable province which we have assumed to ourselves, is to compile one appropriated to the Use and Amusement of the FAIR Sex. From this, we would exclude the dry and less pleasing details of the

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