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LITERATURE, HISTORY, POLITICS, ARTS,
MANNERS, and AMUSEMENTS of the AGE.
The Occasional Critic, No. II.
Observations on Gov. Hastings's Letter ibid
Account of a contagious Disorder among the Peterson's Memorial on the Wuolien Manu.
27 Collection of Letters, addressed to the Volun-
Danti Alighierii Sepulchrum
38 A Sailor's Address to the Lords of the Ad-
&c. des Egyptiens, des Grecs, &c. ibid. A familiar Address to the Curious in English
42 Richards's Observations on Infant Sprink-
Richardfun's Essays on Shakespeare's Dra- Account of the Theatres in Paris, vis. the
Opera-house, Theatre Francois and The-
The Letters fent by P-g have been already in print.
F. G's Ode, aré unfit for publication.
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.
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.
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.