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PART II. FOR 1815.
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AUGUST 1, 1815.
[1 of Vol. 40.
When the Monthly Magazine was first planned, two leading ideas occupied the minds of those who undertook to conduct it. The first was, that of laying before the Public various objects of information and discussion, both amusing and instructive; the second was that' of lending aid to the propagation of those liberal principles respecting some of the most important concerns of mankind, which have been either deserted or virulently opposed by other Periodical Miscellanies; but upon the manly and rational support of which the Fame and Fate of the age must ultimately depend.—————PREFACE TO MONTHLY MAG. VOL. I.
As long as those who write are ambitious of making Converts, and of giving their Opinions a Maximum of Influence and Celebrity, the most extensively circulated Miscellany will repay, with the greatest Effect, the Curiosity of those who read, whether it be for Amuse. ment or for Instruction.—JOHNSON.
To the Editor of the Monthly Magazine.
Where a letter or particle serves only to breed confusion it ought to be retrenched, unless that retrenchment render the meaning of the word equivocal.
The Italian and Castilian languages owe much of their construction and constitution to the Latin, yet they do not imitate the Latin orthography as we do, but scholastically admit no more letters in their words than they sound. I am confident, sir, that nothing would conduce so much to the beauty and security of our language, or entitle it to the esteem and confidence of foreigners, as a coalition of writers befriending one uncomplicated system of orthography. Having arranged and accommodated such a one on the principle of analogy, I hope you will allow it room in your next Magazine. That it will be subject to spurious remark and astringent cavil by the cursory inspector is probable, and to meet and cope with controversialists in the area of your work will be preferable than to bring up my defence after my dictionary is published.
SINCE I wrote to you last, I have to
Mr. Pytches' Orthographical System.
not Aaronical. 2. 84.
Abb. 18. 57.
Aback. 33. 36.
MONTHLY MAG. No. 272.