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Belles, Lettres, Arts, Sciences, etc.

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FOR THE YEAR

1818.

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ORIGINAL ESSAYS ON POLITE LITERATURE, THE ARTS AND SCIENCES;

A REVIEW OF NEW PUBLICATIONS;

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.

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ADDRESS.

It may also be interesting to our mind is not exe pt fronı the most conreaders to know, that, com niencing temptible weaknesses; that of one of ig

with the present Number, this Journal the most upright men, as of the world, in The LITERARY Gazette, with the will be printed by Messrs. Bensleys' it may justly be said, “ All is vanity;" 10 present Number commences its second Patent Machine, an inventive improve and that such is the self-delusion of 3annual course. For the unexampled ment in the art of Printing which re- mankind, they utterly deceive them- ?1 favour 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 s'ubbornness independence, and discon

h know levigments. It set out, and has art of ingenious mechanism in this tent patriotism, and reseniment virtue. been conducted, on rigidly independent country In this respect our Jouinal and folla nisilom, and conceitedness 11 and impartial principles : these prin- will enjoy an advantage over all other magnanim ty, and indiscretion punty, ciples; the novelty, and we trust we weekly papers, being the first when they come to ca-t a retrospect may, without the impuration of more

printed by a steam-engine, and we over the events of their own lives. dinate vanity, adı, the utility of the shall thus be enabled to publish at a Tire mainspruig of Dr. Watson's design; and the diligent mode in which very early hour on the Saturday morn- | actions, and the bar to his ille priig. it has been carried into execution, ing. pe'ous fortunes, appears, on his own

1 have been rewardeil beyond our litinost

-howiny, to have been the most inordi 1 hopes. Holling at the close of its first

Date opinion of his own-genius inu im

1 year an acknowlelyed and honourable

REVIEW OF NEW BOOKS.

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

much luarnii g, of acute jurtyment of Great Britain, its increased circulation Anecdotes of the Life of Richard Wat comprehensive mind, of unweariei perhas been, and shall only be, converted son, Bishop of Landaff : Written by seve ance in the attainment of knowinto an engine for its improvement; himself at different intervals, and Re- ledge, and of extraordinary powers in and we firmly trust, that it will very vised in 10l4 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 fellowpec: 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 times, 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 «trength, 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 piebrief. 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 niis- bridge, and in Jan. 1:59, took his Bifined to literature and the arts, and taken partiality of his son, the editor chelor's degree at Trmity College. In limited to two pages, are displayed of this volume. Revised, it is 100 1762 he becane M.A ; was eleced in a way calculated to secure them frivin evident a great portion of it writ- Professor of Chemistry in 1901; aud i: that neglect which they too often expe. ten at the age of 75, it is limentable 1971, Regius Professor of Dimity, in rience in journals of a more mixed cha- to think that the soundi:ess of more the room of Dr. Rutherfor h, decea-eu. racter; and we hesitate not to say, that vigorou

rous lears has not been exercised His other academic honoure, ils Urinethe numbers of our weekly impression, in correcting the errors of garrulous ler, Tutml, and Moderato', die eu, val even without considering the ank and senili'y which deform these piges, and justice to lijs zeal and qilities; and literary character of the classes among teach these who aduje, also to pity the the arte ur of lus character ni ay le C. whom it is read, render the Literary late Bishop of Land:tf.

timated I,v the fact that when leieGazette inferior to no newspaper wbat That this book is curious and enter came candidate for be Ch micul de ever, as a medium for the di-semina- taining, is true; but we are sorry to he knew nothing it. Il of chew is ri tion of such announcements.

have our curiosity so gratified. We are hall never read a vllable on the 01To those who have neglected to com sorry to be en'ertained at the expenseject nor-een a sin. le experin entit; plete their Sets, we beg to intimate, of the author of the Apology for the but was tried with mati.en aties are that though some of the early Numbers Bible.

natural philosophy, and stimulace by are out of print, yet the QUARTERLY That this book is instructing too, no the vehenti sima gloria cupido, to try Parts may be had from the commence rational being will deny: but, alas ! his strength in a ne: pursuit. and animent, at the Publishers', or any Book- that our instruction should be this, mateu by the hinune-s of the Universellers or News-venders.

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

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