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THE Proprietors of the GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE have the satisfaction of announcing the completion of the NINETY-NINTH and the commencement of the ONE-HUNDREDTH VOLUME. At the expiration of so many revolving years, they necessarily feel a conscious pride on viewing the successful result of their labours. SYLVANUS URBAN has not only accumulated a mass of information more general and extenderi than any contemporary Magazine contains, but he still possesses, through the agency of his numerous Friends and Contributors, the most ample resources in every department of Literature.

The Proprietors experience the highest gratification in appealing to a long series of volumes for a demonstration of their Political and Religious principles, and their sincere attachment to the venerable Constitution of their Ancestors. In POLITICS they have avoided all Party-Spirit, and constantly opposed every species of innovation of a Revolutionary tendency. In the genuine spirit of Englishmen, they have embraced those objects only which conduced to the true Interests and CONSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT OF THEIR COUNTRY. The Student now at the Public Schools, or at the Universities, may therefore be confidently assured, that the character of the GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, both in RELIGIOUS and POLITICAL PRINCIPLES, is well established.-A faithful Report for a long series of years will be found of the PROCEEDINGS IN PARLIAMENT, originally begun by Mr. Cave and Dr. Johnson -with a useful epitome of the London Gazettes, and an Abstract of Foreign and Domestic Occurrences, collected from the best sources of information. In the Department of the REVIEW OF Books, which forms no small portion of each Number, the criticisms are neither severe in condemnation, nor profuse in applause.-In these Volumes may be traced the origin of many a Local History-a study in which this Country now stands preeminently conspicuous; and it was in the GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE that the plan of a regular OBITUARY (which has been often imitated, but never equalled), first originated.

From the number and respectability of their Correspondents, the Proprietors sanguinely flatter themselves that they will be enabled, not only to deserve the decided superiority in points which this Miscellany has so long sustained, but still further to extend its reputation as a Standard Repository of more useful and general information than any Periodical Publication extant.

The most essential character of the GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE will be still rigidly preserved. The Editors will continue to display the same ardent and uualterable attachment to the Constitution, both in Church and State. Their columns shall still be devoted to sound and useful Literature, and ever be open to fair and temperate discussion; but they shall never become the vehicle of malevolent bickerings, or insidious attacks on individuals. They would sooner fall, than build their pros perity on the ruins of private reputation. So long as they receive the able assistance of their learned Coadjutors, and experience the same liberal patronage from the Public, they confidently flatter themselves that this publication will still pre-eminently maintain its character, and long remain the arena where youthful and aspiring Genius may first plume its wings. With respect to the general interests of the Magazine, the Proprietors experience considerable pleasure in stating, that they still continue to receive the most liberal support. They find their Literary resources daily augmenting, not only from every department of the United Empire, but from the remotest portions of the Civilized World; and they conceive it a duty to express their grateful acknowledgments for the kind support thus extensively given.

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