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ORIGINAL ESSAYS ON POLITE LITERATURE, THE ARTS AND SCIENCES;

A REVIEW OF NEW PUBLICATIONS;

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POETRY; CRITICISMS ON THE FINE ARTS, THE DRAMA, &c.

Biography,

AND CORRESPONDENCE OF DISTINGUISHED PERSONS ;

ANECDOTES, JEUX D'ESPRIT, &c.

SKETCHES OF SOCIETY AND MANNERS;

PROCEEDINGS OF PUBLIC AND LITERARY SOCIETIES;

POLITICAL SUMMARY, LITERARY INTELLIGENCE, &c. &c.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY BENSLEY AND SON,

Bolt Court, Fleet Street.

PUBLISHED BY HENRY COLBURN, PUBLIC LIBRARY, CONDUIT STREET;
AND BY PINNOCK AND MAUNDER, AT THE LITERARY GAZETTE OFFICE, NO. 267, STRAND;

SOLD ALSO BY BELL AND BRADFUTE, EDINBURGH; JOHN CUMMING, DUBLIN ;

AND ALL OTHER BOOKSELLERS, NEWSMEN, &c.

1818.

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Journal of Belles Lettres, Arts, Politics, Etc.

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No. 50.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 1818.

PRICE Is.
ADDRESS.

It may also be interesting to our mind is not exempt from the most conreaders to know, that, commencing temptible weaknesses; that of one of

with the present Number, this Journal the most upright men, as of the world, The LiteraRY Gazette, with the will be printed by Messrs. Bensleys it may justly be said, “ All is vanity;" present Number commences its second Patent Machine, an inventive improve and that such is the self-delusion of annual course. For the unexampled ment in the art of Printing which re- mankind, they utterly deceive themfavour with which it has been received flects honour on the present age, and selves in themselves, and can fancy by the Public, we offer our grateful ac- exhibits a proof of the progress of the subbornness independence, and disconknowledgments. It set out, and has art of ingenious mechanisını in this tent patriotism, and reseniment virtue, been conducted, on rigidly independent country

In this respect our Jouinal and folla wisi!om, and conceitedness and impartial principles : these prin- will enjoy an advantage over all other magnanim ty, and indiscretion purity, ciples; the novelty, and we trust we weekly papers, being the first when they come to ca-t a retrospect may, wit hout the imputation of more

printed by a steam-engine, and we over the events of their own lives. dinate vanity, adil, the utility of the shall thus' be enabled to publish it a The mainsprung of Dr. Watson's design; and the diligent mode in which very early hour on the Saturday morn-actions, and the bar to his role proi3 it has been carried into execution, ing:

pe: ous fortunes, appears, on his own have been rewarded beyond our utmost

obowing, to have been the most inosilia hopes. Holling at the close of its first

Dite opinion of his own-genius and imyear an acknowlerlged and honourable

REVIEW OF NEW BOOKS.

porta ce. A man of great talent, of rank in the periodical Literature of

inuch learni: g, of acute juilgment of Great Britain, its increased circulation Anecdotes of the Life of Richard WAT comprehensive nine, of unwearied perhas been, and shall only be, converted son, Bishop of Landaff": Written by seve ance in the atta ent of knowinto an engine for its improvement; hinself at different intervals, and Re- ledge, and of extraorzlinary powers in and we firmly trust, that it will very vised in 1914 4to. pp. 551.

the application of his attainments to speedily realize the most sanguine pros- SINCERELY do we wish that the the use and instruction of his felloupec: of its friends, in effectually promot- well-earned celebrity of the author of creatures; this volume compels us to ing the interests of Learning and of the this work, its own character, and the acknowledge, that all these gifts may Arts; while it forms at the same time attention it has so generally excited, be perverted by overweening egotism, an agreeable relaxation from severer did not force us to bring it under the and blessings of nature turned into barstudies, and a record of the tinies, in regard of our readers. But we still renness, by that single feebleness of huall that distinguishes one era of the more sincerely wish that it had never manity, which we imagine is strength, world from another.

been published; for to us it conveys a and call pride. In what may be called the business melancholy picture of much frailty, Richard Watson was educated at part of this Address, we shall be very united with great ability, and the por- Haversham, where his father had prebrief. It will appear from this Publi- trait of an individual, who, for many viously been master of the Grammar cation, that we have made some new reasons, we could have desired more School With an exhibition of 501. he arrangements in the manner of print- perfectly to esteem, deteriorated by his went from this establishment to Caming. The advertisements, here con. own hand, and by the pious, but mis- bridge, and in Jan. 1:59, took his Bafined to literature and the arts, and taken partiality of his son, the editor chelor's degree at Trinity College. In limited to two pages, are displayed of this volume. Revised, it is 100 1762 he became M.A ; was eleced in a way calculated to secure them froin evident a great portion of it writ. Professor of Chemistry in 1701 ; and i:, that neglect which they too often expeten at the age of 75, it is limentable 1971, Regius Profissur of Divinity in rience in jurnals of a more mixed cha- to think that the soundress of more the room of Dr. Rutherfor h. decea-eu. racter; and we hesitate not to say, that vigorous vears has not been exerciseil llis other academic honours, as Iringa the numbers of our weekly imprension, in correcting the errors of garrulous ler, Tutoi, iind Moderato', dich ernal even without considering the rank and senili'y which deformi these piges, and justice to lis zeal and 7. ilities; and literary character of the classes among teach thise who aduire, also to pity the the arde ur of lus character nav ie (-whom it is read, render the Literary late Bishop of Landtatt.

timates liv the facts. that when leteGazette inferior to no newspaper what- That this book in curious and enter- came candidate for he Ch micul de ever, as a medium for the diaseinina

taining", is true; but we are sorry to he knew nothing at llo chew is ri tion of such announcements.

have our curiosity so giatified.-- we are had never read a vllable on the :-01To those who have neglected to com- sorry to be eniertained at the expense ject nor een a sin. le experin ent it; plete their Sets, we beg to intimate, of the author of the Apology for the nut was tired with matienatics ana that though some of the early Numbers Bible.

natural phil..sophy, and simulateu by are out of print, yet the QUARTERLY That this book is instructing too, no the vehentissima gloria cupido, to try Parts may be had from the commence- rational being will deny: but, alas ! | his strength in a ne: pursuit. and ani. ment, at the Publishers', or any Book that our instruction should be this, - mateu by the hindness of the Universellers or News-venders.

Read, and learn that the strongest sity to extraordinary exertions;" and VOL. II.

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