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trievable accident occurred, which, by retarding the publication from week to week, and from month to month, gave rise to an opinion that it would appear no more*. A large parcel of manuscript, containing nearly the whole of the introductory matter, together with the concluding part of the volume, was lost in its conveyance to the printer; and, before the accident was discovered, the editors had destroyed their notes, from which it had been : made. The irksome task of re-perusing the various works being of necessity resorted to, · amidst the pressure of other important and various occupations, is the real and only reason which has thus protracted the appearance of our volume; a reason which, while it will excite the regret of the reader for the trouble it must have occasioned, will plead in excuse for our trivial faults, and even inconsistencies, if any should be found, in the present publication.

It is also necessary to state, that the Rev. Mr. PREVOST, the respectable colleague of the

** In order to show the futility of this idea, and to convince the public how anxious we are that our exertions should be equal to their encouragement, we have only to observe, as a proof of the success which has attended our publication, that so few copies now remain of the two first volumes, of each of which three thousand were printed, and such their present demand with the public, that we shall be obliged to commit them again to the press to effect a second edition.

present editor, finding the attention which this publication required, to be incompatible with his more important occupations and engagements, has lately resigned any future concern in its literary management; and as the introductory and other parts have been committed to the press without the opportunity of submitting them to his perusal, his name has been, by his own desire, omitted in the title-page. The work will, therefore, in future, be continued solely by Mr. BLAGDON, who, by his rigid perseverance in the same principles which he has manifested on every occasion, will endeavour to deserve a continuance of that patronage with which his various production's have already been honoured.

The fourth volume of this work; fór 1805, will be ready for delivery by Christmas next.

APRIL 15, 1805.

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EULOGIUM on the Press. M'Creery's Poem, The Press. .... i

The Love of our Country.. Hewat’s Sermons..............4

French Ingenuity, a modern anecdote. Holcroft's Travels .. 6

Jealousy, a poetical fragment. Darwin's Temple of Nature.. 9

Manners of the Circassians. Pallas's Travels, and Pinkerton's .

Geography ....... ............. ...........10

The Lady's Rock; or, The Murderous Husband. Mrs. Afur

ruy's Companion to the Highlands ................15

Prospect from the Summit of Cable Mountain. Semple's Sketches

. at the Cape of Good Hope......

Admonitory Address to London, a poetical fragment. Wrange ,

ham's Poem, The Destruction of Babylon. ..........22

Mischance of French Gallantry, a humorous anecdote. Paris :

as it was, and as it is.................. ...........24

An Antiquarian in the Egyptian Catacombs. Rolando's Travels 26

Cleone, or Maternal Despair, a poetical fragment. Darwin's

Temple of Nature.............................. 30

A Fortunate Escape. Paris as it was, and as it is..........31

W. Cowper's various Literary Observations. Hayley's Life

and Posthumous Works of W. Cowper......

Character of the Malay Slaves. Percival's Account of the

Cape of Good Hope ........... .......... 41

. Ou Temperance, an ode. Graves's Invalid................44

Plague of London, in the year 1349. Chaucer's Life, &c. by

Godwin ....... .............

Description of Madagascar Rolando's Travels............ 51

Brighton, and the Bathing World. Squi, in Literary Journal 58

French Cruelty and Italian Heroism. Hinckley's translation

of Account of the Fall of Venice.................. 68

Old Thomas, a poetical fragment. Kenny's Poem, entitled

Society ................

.................75

The French Surgeon to the Emperor of Morocco. Rolando's

Travels ........

.........79

A Glance on Austrjan Literature. Pinkerton's Geography ... 88

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The Combats of the Alphabet. Siddons's Virtuous Poverty .. 91

Guido Fawkes. Caulfield's History of the Powder Plot ....95

Independence is a Dream. Siddons's Virtuous Poverty. ....98

The Cambridge Scholar, a narrative ode. Brayley and Her .

bert's Poems ................................ 100

The New Hotel. La Fontaine's Henrietta Bellman........105

Gondoline, a ballad. White's Clifton Grove.............. 109

A Glance on the Highlands of Scotland. Col. Thornton's

Sporting Tour through the northern parts of England, fc. 119

Le Tems et l'Amour. Time and Cupid, an ode. Segur's Ode,

translated hy Mrs. Le Noir..................... 124

The Power and Charms of Education, &c. Letters of a

Mumeluke. ..........

.......... 128

Timon ; or, the Comforts of Marriage, an ode. Siddons's Vir- .

tuous Poverty.........., .................. 131

Religious Ceremonies of the Indians. Percival's Account of

the Island of Ceylon ........................... 133

Martina, a pathetic tale. Siddons's Virtunus Poverty...... 136

Ode à Cynthie. Ode to Cynthia. Mrs. Le Noir.......... 148

Sketch of the English and French Manners. Pinkerton's

Geography and Holcroft's Travels................152

Soliloquy of a Lover by Moonlight. La Fontaines Henriettu

Bellman ......... ...........................159

ved History of a Female Warrior. Şiddons's Virtuous Poverty. . 162

Libels, a dialogue. .............. The sume............171

Heroism of Conjugal Affection. La Fontaines Henrietta

Bellman ...................... .............. 175

On seeing a Vessel sail, an ode. Mrs. Le Noir ........., 181

Advice on the Education of a Prince. Miss Williams's Cor.

respondence of Louis XVI. .................... 183

Britannia's Praise, a poetical fragment. Bachelor's Progressi

of Agriculture. .........

............ 190

The Village Fair, descriptive poetry. Mrs. Le Noir....... 194

Equality, a popular Conversation. Mrs. Le Noir's Village

Anecdotes ........

Termination of the deadly reign of the Small.pox. Bloom-

field's Good Tidings from the Farm ..............209

Christian Names, Nominalis, in Literary Journal ........208

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An Elegyo by a British Fair. Mrs. Le Noir..... ........21

Lord of Misrule. Godwin's Chaucer's Memoirs. .......... 217

The Three Warnings, a poetical tale. Mrs. Piozzi, in Tom-

kins' Select Poems............................. 220

Thoughts on the French Invasion. Various.............. 294

Flor Silin, the Benevolent Russian Peasant. Karamsin's

. Moral Tales ................................. 230

Extraordinary German Impostor. Karamsin's Travels ..... 233 ,

The present Empress of the Gauls, Revolutionary Plutarch. 237

Original Anecdotes of Voltaire. Seward's Literary Miscellany 239

Manners of Europeans in the West Indies. Literary Journal 247

Pearl Fishery. Percival's Account of the Island of Ceylon .. 254

The Emigrant, a pathetic poetical fragment. Mrs. Le Noir. 259

British Seamen. Literary Journal . ....................261

Bieder, or The honest Servant. Karamsin's Travels ......265

Description of Paris. Paris as it is, &c. Kuramsin's Traveis. 268

Hymn to Humanity, Langhorn, in Tomkins' Select Poems .. 272

Count Sleichen and the Fair Saraceu. Karamsin's Travels... 275

The Anniversary of the Chinese Emperor's Birth-day. Lord

Macartney, in Barrow's Travels in China.......... 278

Inhabitants of India. Calcutta's Essays.................. 287

Sir Albert, a poetical tale. Temple of the Fairies.......... 291

The celebrated Large Diamond. Pallas's Travels ........ 298

The silent Girl becomes a talkative Wife. Bristed's Pedes-

trian Tour ................... ............. SOL

Cossack Soldiers. Secret Memoirs of the Court of Petersburgh 304

The Benevolent Manufacturer. Bristed's Pedestrian Tuur.. 306

Journal of an Excursion to the Giant Mountains in Silesia.

Adams' Letters on Silesia. ........ ........... 311

The late Rev. Alexander Geddes. Mason Good's Memow's of

the Life, &.c. of Alexander Geddes...............329

Lavater. Karamsin's Travels ........ ................. 339.

The Poet Baggesen, and Sophia Haller. The sume......... 341

Fair Ellen, or The Maniac, a pathetic ode. Syr Reginald. ., 346

Tunbridge Wells, in 1784. Richardson's Correspondence. ... 3:13

French Justice, in 1804. Macklean's Excursion in France.. 354

The Soldier's Dream, a poetical fragment ................357

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