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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.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY BENSLEY AND SON,

Bolt Court, Fleet Street.

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PUBLISHED BY HENRY COLBURN, PUBLIC LIBRARY, CONDUIT STREET ;
AND BY PINNOCK AND MAUNDER, AT THE LITERARY GAZETTE OFFICE, NO. 267, STRAND;

SOLD ALSO BY BELL AND BRADFUTE, EDINBURGH; JOHN CUMMING, DUBLIN ;

AND ALL OTHER BOOKSELLERS, NEWSMEN, &c.

1818.

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Journal of Belles Lettres, Arts, Politics, Etc.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 1818.

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ADDRESS.

It may also be interesting to our mind is not exempt from the most conreaders to know, that, commencing 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 sannual course. For the unexampled ment in the art of Printing which re-mankind, they utterly deceive them- ?r favour with which it has been received fects 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 resentment 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 mor

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 it a Tire mainsprig of Dr. Watson's design; and the diligent mode in which very early hour on the Saturday morn- actions, and the bar to his 11101e prigo it has been carried into execution, ing.

perous fortunes, appears, on his own have been rewardeil beyond our utmost

howing, to have been the most inorni- 1 hopes. Holding at the close of its first

0:1te opinion of his own-genius :inii im

1 year an acknowleilged and honourable REVIEW OF NEW BOOKS.

porti ce. A man of great talent, of rank in the periodical Lirerature of

unch learniig, of acute judgment of Great Britain, its increased circulation Anecdotes of the Life of Richard WAT comprehensive mind, of unwearre, i 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; hinself at different intercals, and Re- ledge, and of extraordinary powers in and we firmly trust, that it will very vised in 1014 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 felloupec: 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 reaslers. 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 strength, 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 Batfined 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 becan e M.A ; was elee'ed in a way calculated to secure thein fris 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 Divinity. in rience in journals of a more mixed cha- to think that the soundi.ess of more the loom of Dr. Rutherfor h. decea-eu. racter; and we hesitate not to say, that rigorous vears has not been exercises His other academic lonours, ils Iringa the numbers of our weekly impre-sion, in correcting the errors of garrulous ler, Tutor, and Moderato', did eval even without considering the ank and senili'y which deformi these piges, and justice to his zeal and ailities; and literary character of the classes among teach ihse who aduire, also to pity the the ride ur of his character 11 ay ie (-. whow it is read, render the Literary late Bishop of Landatf.

timated liv the fact tlal when lele. Gazette inferior to no newspaper what- That this book i. curious and entei - came cardidate for he Ch micial Client ever, as a medium for the di-semina- taining, is true; but we are sorry to he knew nothing at H o cher s ro tion of such announcements.

have our curiosity so gratified. He are had never read a .vllable on the 2013To those who have neglected to com- sorry to be en: ei tained at the expenseject nor een a -in. le experin ent t; plete their

ets, we beg to intimate, of the author of the Apology for the nut was tired with matienatics avi that though some of the early Numbers Bible.

natural phili sopby, and stimulate ty are out of print, yet the QUARTERLY That this book is instructing too, no the vehentissima 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, mates by the hindness of the Universellers or News-venders.

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

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