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FEBRUARY 1, 1814.
[1 of Vol. 37.
As long as those who write are ambitious of making Conyerts, and of giving their Opinions a Maximum of
Lofluence and Celebrity, the most extensively circulated Miscellany will repay with the greatest Ettect the
Curiosity of those who read, whether it be for Amusement or for Instruction. - JOHNSON Sir Joshua Reynolds, on being questioned in regard to the cause of the inferiority of counterfeits and imitators,
answered, that their being copyists was of itself a proof of the inferiority of their powers, and that while they continued to be 90, it was impossible for them to attain superiority. "It was like a man's resolving, to go behind another, ang whilst that resolution lasted, it would be impossible he should ever be on a par with him."NORTHCOTE,
tify the public. The object speaks for
itself so emphatically and perspicuously, DESCRIPTION of the STRUCTURES for that we presume we need add no persua.
PUBLIC OBJECTS, now BUILDING, or sion to stimulate those to whom this invi. RECENTLY FINISHED, in the METRO
tation is given, to perform a duty which
they will perhaps feel to be obligatory on T merits notice among the Phenomena them, not less as Britons, than from sen
of these times, that during a long, tiinents of local attachment, blpody, and expensive contest, the inter
THE THREE NEW BRIDGES. nal improvements of Great Britain have not apparently been interrupted; and that from 1000 till 1750, when Westminster
London bridge remained the only one renown in the atchievements of war, and
bridge was finished, and, iu ten years, that glory in the arts usually appertaining to
of Blackfriars was called for and under. peace, have in an equal degree charac
taken. In consequence of these improve ierised this empire, during the last twenty
ed communications, the marshes of Lam. years.
beth and St. George's Fields have been Anxious to gratify the just pride of our
covered with houses within the memory country, and to exhibit its Trophies on
and this suburb now merits from subjects which create no suffering and admit of no equivocation, we have deter. its size and population, to have its anmined to dis ay, in this Magazine, the the more appropriate one of Souti
cient name of South-work, changed into several magnificent public buildings in
LONDON. progress, or recently finished, within the
The vast increase of this division of metropolis. In perforning this pleasing duty, we shall, without doubt, excite much the metropolis, and its capabilities of surprise in foreigners who were unaware
further enlargement, have recently led of the energy of our national character,
to the projection of other bridges; and and much proper exultation in British the inducements which lead to the forma. patriots, who will see in these great sanction of an Act of Parliament, have
tion of joint-stock companies, under the works the germ of many others, and the
occasioned no less than three new pledge of their country's continued prose bridges to be projected within these perity. We have, therefore, in this number
seven years. In justification, it is stated, drawn a rich harvest of interesting novel.
as the result of observation, that there ties, from the recent undertakings in pass, every day, over each bridge, as London only; but it should be understood
BLACKFRIARS' LONDON that the country at large keeps pace with
BRIDGE, BRIDGE. the metropolis, and that, in new bridges, Foot Passengers
61,069 89,6410 churches, hospitals, courts of justice, im Waggons...
769 proved prisons, exchanges, public works, Carts and Drays.. 1,502 2,944 manufactories, and mansions of nobility, Coaches.
1,-40 several hundred recent erections, hitherto Gigs & taxed Carts 50
485 undepicted, will in like manner claim our Horses
822 early publication. We therefore invite Which traffic, at a moderate rate of the attention of architects, artists, pro- toll, would yield respectively per annum, prietors, and committees, tó our design; 107,6471, and 265,551l, a fair proporand earnestly request them to assist us in tion of which will, it is alledged, pay paying this tribute to the genius, industry, ample interest to the adventurers in these public spirit, and glory of the country, and new concerns; and it is calculated that to transmit to us sketches of their new that which is nearest to London bridge erections and improvements, with such will be likely to pay in a higher propose brief descriptions as niay inform and gra- tion than others more distant. MONTELY MAD. No. 251,