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MONTHLY

MAGAZINE;

OR,

BRITISH REGISTER.

Jincluding NISCELLANEOUS COMMUNICATI- ACCOUNT OF ALL NEW PATENTS.

ONS FROM CORRESPONDENTS, LIST OF NEW BOOKS AND IMPOR. ON ALL SUBJECTS OF LITERA

TATIONS. TURE AND SCIENCE.

REPORT OF DISEASES IN LONDON. MEMOIRS OF DISTINGUISHED PER

REPORT OF CHEMISTRY. SONS.

REPORT OF THE STATE OF COMORIGINAL LETTERS AND ANEC

MERCE, &c. DOTES.

LIST OF BANKRUPTCIES AND DIPOETRY.

VIDENDS.
LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL REPORT OF AGRICULTURE, AND BO
INTELLIGENCE.

TANY.
PROCEEDINGS OF LEARNED SOCIE- REPORT OF THE WEATHER.
TIES.

RETROSPECT OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS. REVIEW OF THE NEW MUSIC.

MARRIAGES, DEATHS, BIOGRAPHINOTICES OF ENGLISH, GERMAN, CAL MEMOIRS, &c. FRENCH, SPANISH, AND AME

DOMESTIC OCCURRENCES, CLASSED RICAN, LITERATURE.

AND ARRANGED IN THE GEOGRA. ANALYSIS OF NEW ACTS OF PAR. PHICAL ORDER OF THS COVN. LIAMENT.

TIES.

VOL. XXXVII.

PART I. FOR 1814.

London:
PRINTED FOR RICHARD PHILLIPS,
By whom Communications (Post-paid) are thankfully received,

(Price Sirteen Shillings half-bound.)

ADLARD, Printer, 23, Bartholomew.Close, aad 39. Duke-strest, smithfield

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No. 251.]

FEBRUARY 1, 1814

[1 of Vol. 37.

As long as those who write are ambitious of making Converts, and of giving their Opinions & Maximum of

Tofluence and Celebrity, the most extensively circulated Miscellany will repay with the greatest Etect 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 39, 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 bim." NORTHCOTE /

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ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS,
For the Monthly Magazine.

tify the public. The object speaks for

itself so emphatically and perspicuously, ESCRIPTION of the STRUCTURES for that we presume we need add no persuaPUBLIC 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 senbloody, and expensive contest, the inter

THE THREE NEW BRIDGES. nal improvements of Great Britain have

London bridge remained the only one not apparently been interrupted; and that renown in the atchievements of war, and from 1000 till 1750, when Westminster glory in the arts usually appertaining to

bridge was finished, and, iu ten years, that peace, have in an equal degree charac. of Blackfriars was called for and under: terised this empire, during the last twenty, ed communications, the marshes of Lam.

taken. In consequence of these improvJears.

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

of man, and this suburb now merits from subjects which create no suffering and

its size and population, to have its anadmit of no equivocation, we have deter. mined to display, in this Magazine, the the more appropriate one of SOPTIĮ

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 perfornring this pleasing duty, we shall, without doubt, excite much the metropolis, and its capabilities. of

further enlargement, have recently: led surprise in foreigners who were unaware of the energy of our national character, the inducements which lead to the forma

to the projection of other bridges; and and much proper exultation in British tion of joint-stock companies

, under the patriots, who will see in these great sanction of an Act of Parliament, have 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.

seven years. In justification, it is stated, We have, therefore, in this number 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

under; 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 89,640 churches, hospitals, courts of justice, im

Waggons.

533

769 proved prisons, exchanges, public works, Carts and Drays.. 1,502 2,924 manufactories, and mansions of nobility, Coaches...

990

1,240 several hundred recent erections, hitherto Gigs & taxed Carts 500

485 undepicted, will in like manner claim our Horses

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764 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, to our design; 107,6471, and 205,5511. a fair propora and 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 pablic 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 propora brief descriptions as may inform and gra- tion than others more distant. MONTBLY MAG. No. 251,

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