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HE PUPLISHERS of the BOSTON MAGAZINE T
present their grateful acknowledgements to their cuftomers ; And, while they thank them for their favours, beg leave to express a consciousness of having done the best in their power to fulfil their own engagements, and render the work equally entertaining and accceptable to the public. The
very favourable reception it hath met with is evidenced by the encreasing number of subscribers, and amply rewards their attention and assiduity.
Original pieces compose one third of the Volume, which, to say nothing of their merit, make up an equal proportion with the E:ropean Publications of the same kind, and is as much as can be expected from a new country, just emerging from the calamities of war, in the dawn of public literatures and amidst a variety of scenes fitted to engage the attention of people, many of whom, at a season of greater leisure, might employ their pens upon literary subjects, and afford speculations equally instructive and amusing. If
any fault has been alledged against the Magazine, it is that of being rather grave than sprightly, which is what we would avoid, as every extreme is disagreeable ;-yet had we rather hear this observation, of the two, than that it is trifling, superficial, or ludicrous. We wish to please the variety
of tastes, and our compliments wait on the witty as well as the wife ; we trust that, with their affistance, our next to lume will be a more miscellaneous production, and give new satisfaction and pleasure.
The Publishers indulge a pride in thinking, that this Volume will be preserved in the LIBRARIES of men of caste and literature, and that they will find it a useful repository.
-And, in a word, fat fapienti, as the old phrase is, that they will be so much pleased with it, as to leave room on the shelves for the succeeding Fruits of their labour,
For NOVEMBER 1783.
30 Disquifitioa on rational Chrifti Upon a Boy and Girl, &c. ibid anity,
POETICAL ESSAYS. Introdu&ion to a regular Cri. Elegiack and consolotary
ticism on Nonsense, 8 Thoughts, on the Death of Effay on the Spleen,
Lieutenant Michael Knies, 31 Thoughts on Patience,
The way of the World, 31 Essay on Patriotism:
The Spirit of Contradi&ion, 33 On laduftry, 14 Rolline Castle,
34 Efsay on Love and Marriage,15 The Sheep and the Bramble Cupid turned Fisherman, 18
ibid The Interview,
ibid Whimfical Distress of a Country A Rebus,
MONTHLY CHRONOLOGĻR. The humble Petition of discar Foreign News,
35 ded U,
ibid Natural Hiftory of Cold, 25 MeteorologicalObservations,40 An Essay on Taste,
27 Anecdote of Archb. Sharpe, 29
With the following EMBELLISHMENTS, viz. No. I. A Glass House. No. II. The Interview. No. III.
A Song set to Music,
B 0 S т o N : Printed and Published by NOR MAN & WHITE, at their
Office in Marshall's Lane, near the Boston Stone.
Crown Glass House, with the men
at Work No. 1. the melting furnace. 2° The Aaling, furnace. 3 The cooling furnace. 4. A man blowing a globe for Crowo glass. 5. A man Aashing out a sheet of crown glass. 6. A man putting a iheet of glass into the cool ing furnace to cool.
Acknowledgments to our Correspondents.
K's Instructions preparatory to the Marriage state
appear to be the production of one not sufficient used to Composition.
Adam's Lines, in praise of Women, arc not correi enough for the public Eye.
The Enigmatical List of Preachers is under confide ation.
The Imitation of the 34 Ode of Horace is received ai fhall have a place in the next Number.
Linnæus's System of Zoology will be pursued in some f ture Numbers į and better accommodated to the Engli reader.
In page 25,column 1. line 7 from the bottom dele to, 11 4 from the bottom, add to after continuing.” In the 31st in the Poetry for “ Memesis,” read Nemesis.
THE printers of a late publication, entitled the
, Boston Magazine, for October, 1783, fully sensible of its many defects, think it their duty to confess their plan was the effect of haste. But they Aattered themselves with sopport, which has, in greac measure, fail'd. Their motives however, were laudable and honeft. And they can say with truth, they feel themselves happy in the idea, that while · they intended their own emolument, they believed, their de
lign, if carried into exccution, would be productive of many advantages both to individuals, and the public. Sanguine, dowever, as their expectations first were, they now find themfelves unequal to the talk; and were they still deftitute of affiftance, should submit to the necessity of relinquishing the pursuit. But they feel themselves peculiarly happy to inform the public, that they now have the fullest assurance of such asistance, as will, in all probability, render the future