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I. Resolutions of the Citizens of Edinburgh, on the

change of Ministry, when Lord North retired, 5

a. A debate on the loyal address proposed to be made on

occasion of a change of men and measures, 12

3. Advertisement of An universal warehouse for all sorts

of goods, 2f

4. Cato Censor's letters, 35

5. Casualities during a week, >— 45

6. The Jezebel Club, — 48

7. Resolutions .occasioned by the proposal for killing the

dogs, in the scarcity of provision in 1783, 5$

8. Verses by a penitent prostitute, J9

9. Letters containing a comparative view of Edinburgh

in the years 1763 and 1783—respecting the mode*.

of living—trade—manners, &c. 63

10. The letters of Horatius on the foregoing comparison, 9J

11. A comparison similar to that of Edinburgh, from a

country parish, Ioj

I*. A comparison of the British nation in 1763 and 1783, 107

13. Men are in every respect like books, III

14. On the character and tendency of Rousseau's writings,

with a prophecy, III

15. Two letters from Constantia Phillips, at the age of

forty, to Lord Chestersield, on female education, 131

16. On indelicacy, in conversation before Ladies, 141

17. A letter occasioned by a sentiment of Lord Kames, on

the observance of Sunday, by Pascal, 143

18. An answer to the above, containing an account of a

Sunday passed in Westmoreland, by Eusebius, 145

19. A reply to the above, by Pascal, 15<J

aq. Another letter on the same subject.byPhilo-Sabbaticus, 163

21. A letter respecting the situation of the schoolmasters

of Scotland, 168

32. A poetical epistle, on Mrs Siddons's sirst appearance on

the Edinburgh theatre, 171

23. On singular fafliions in dress, 175

24. Verses to Dr Beattie, the author of the Minstrel, 181

25. Verses to the author of the Man of Feeling, 182

26. A receipt for happiness, — 183

27. Verses written on a window, 184

28. Return


The Reader is requested to correct the following Errata with his pen.

Page 47. paragraph 8. for The Academy for instructing Dumb> read, instructing the dumb.

53. In the sifth line from the top—for January 1782, read, January 1783.

75. In the tenth line from the top—for 1782, read, 1781.

98. Letter II. line 9. for the of, read of the.

168. The paper beginning near the bottom of the page—for the date, March 22. 17341 read, March 22. 1784.

N. B. In the Letters beginning page 63. and ending 93. seating a comparative view of Edinburgh in 1763 and 178 3, several amendments, alterations, and additions have taken place since they were printed for this Colleilion four years ago. The subject, indeed, in the nature of things, muj} be perpetually changing, and the year 1793 may perhaps afford another curious contrast to the other tiuo periods. The fame may be said -with rejpecl to the Letter in page 107. stating a comparative view of the Britijh nation in 1763 and 1783.


IN the month of March 1782, the Ministry, wlu» had long held the reins of Government, were forced to give up the direction of state affairs to a powerful Opposition. Want of success, in such a constitution as the British, will always occasion discontents, and a change of men will be held as the best means of insuring more fortunate measures.

Lord North, who was appointed Prime Minister in February 1770, and had stood the storm of Opposition for twelve years, was forced to retire from his station, thanking the House of Commons for the honourable support they had given him during so long a period, and in so many trying situations. He expressed his grateful sense of their partiality and forbearance on many occasions. A successor (he said) of greater abilities, of better judgment, and more qualisied for his situation, was easy to be found ;—a successor more zealously attached to the interests of his country, more anxious to promote


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