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FRONTIS PIECE

Lon. Mag. 1775.

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When fell Debate favil Wans shall coase,
Commerce shall spread her fails pér all the dead.
ENGLAND unrivalls in the bloral trto,

Shall bear her Genius to remotast Farto,
Take to thy Breast, AMERICA again,
Thou mayóst defy imperious FRANCE & SPAIN.

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N our last year's address, we gave the Public reason to expeel, that we jould spare neither pains nor expence to procure them the greatest in

formation, satisfaction, and pleasure, according to their various dispositions and tastes, which the nature of our undertaking would admit. The acknowledgements we have received during the course of the year, and the public approbation testified by the still increasing sale of cur Magazine, while others of the kind are drooping and dying, jbewu that our pretences were not falfe, nor our promises impositions.

Amidst the growing number of humble imitators, and monthly compilations, the London Magazine hath stood the shock of forty-four years, and is still Atrong and flourishing. To our subscribers and correspondents, known and unknown, for their generous aid, their ingenious contributions, and judicious pieces in prose and verse, we return our sincere thanks, and grateful acknowledgements. We hope they will continue their assistance and approbation, which we desire no longer than we continue to deferve. They may be ajured our ambition is not merely to secure, but to increase the favours of the public to our miscellany.

The political department, antiquities, and new literary productions and discoveries, hall be carefully regarded ; and original dissertations, ejays, and poems on moral, philosophical, entertaining, and humarius fubjaits, shall be communicated monthly. As to those sent to us during the last year, which we have ornitted, we hope the authors will believe that the sole reason of their omission was, their not being so suitable to our design, and not from capricioufness or disapprobation.

We wish for a speedy reconciliation between Great Britain and the colonies, upon a constitutional and eternal foundation (as our frontispiece exhibits) for the happiness of, every part of the British Empire—and as we have now compieted the political delates to the present fein, we shall be able to publish more of those learned effays and ingenious pieces of wit and entertainment furnished by our unknown correspondents. While the diff:rences exisl, and there are such important debatis in parliament upon them, we mall, agreeable to the original plan of our work, give a comprehenfive, and withal as concise an account as posible, of thoje greet affairs ; but so as -that the différent totes of readers shall have juitable matter to

In brief, nothing hall be wanting in the course of the next year, to give the London Magazine al the perfeciion we can, and to continue it worthy of our friena's approbation, and the finiles and enccuragement of the publ.c.

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