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PUBLISHED ON THE FIRST OF
WITH A PORTRAIT OF JOHN FLAXMAN, ESQ. R.A. TAKEN FROM THL
LIFE EXPRESSLY FOR THIS WORK.
PAGI ENGLISH BOOKS.
PAGE Memoir of John Flaxman, Esq........
Fables for the Holy Alliance, By Thomas 387 Brown the Younger
452 Sleep, a Fragment.
389 Chateau of Madame de Sevigne
The Naval History of Great Britain. By 390 E. P. Brenton, Esq......
153 Lines to Miss P. H. KELLY
Description of the Ruins of a City pear Ske:ches of Society in London and Paris., 393
Palenque. From the Spanish.
Matins and Vespers, with Hymns, &c. By
456 On the Industry and Commerce of Egypt.. 404 The Hermit of Mona and other Poems, By My School-Bay Scenes
459 The Praises of Osiris ....
411 On Poetical Resemblance
412 Sketches of France
Science and Literature,
420 Sketches of Popular Preachers :-The Rev.
FOREIGN :- America -- Asia - Germany George Saxby Penfold.
-Prussia-Russia--Sweden-Turkey Letter relative to the Strictures on Popular
Exolish: The Shiprereck..
- Literary Inteliigence
426 Supplement to the Memoir of Buonaparte,
Works preparing for Publication, inIncluding Las Cases' work
cluding Works in the Press - New 429 Publications.....
463 Lines from the French a..
465 Fine Arts. Exbibition of the Royal Academy
441 Exhibition of Painters in Water-Colours .. 415 Italian Opera
469 Mr. Glover's Exhibition... 446 Drury-Lane Theatre
471 Panorama, Leicester Square 447 Covent-Garden Theatre
471 Model of Palestine
MONTHLY MEMORANDA The Gallery of Raphael....
472 448 Intelligence relative to the Fine Arts ..... 449 Births, Marriages, and Deaths,
475 Commercial Report
475 YOREIGN BOOKS List of Bankrupts and Dividends
476 History of Joan of Are. By Jollois 450 East India Shipping List
479 State of the Protestants in Hungary. By Meteorological Table. Berzexiczy
452 Price of Canal Shares, &c.
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In answer to “ Veritas" at Boulogne, we must observe that we have no reason to distrust the accuracy of our correspondent in France. If Veritas will give authenticity to his version of the story he alludes to by favouring us with his real name and address, we shall be extremely happy to pay his letter every proper attention.
The author of the Hermit-ess is requested to send to our Publisher for a letter.
“ The State Dunces,” “ British Antiquities,” and “ Algernon on Prison Discipline," shall certainly appear in our next number.
ERRATA IN OUR LAST NUMBER.
Page 311, col. 1, line 48, for Puritans, read “ Partisans."
JOHN FLAXMAN, Esq. R.A.
With a Protrait painted from Life expressly for this work,
and engraved by J. THOMPSON.
The lives of artists and literati general diffusion of knowledge we are proverbially destitute of those owe almost all that is commendable striking events that captivate the in history, which chiefly instructs understanding and excite the curio- us in the contests waged by ignorance sity of the ignorant multitude; but and usurpation against nascent into the philosopher and politician, telligence and the acknowledged who dive beneath the surface for rights of mankind. How puerile the causes that agitate the sea of and contemprible do the exploits of political and moral contention, every
the Macedonian bravo appear in the event of those lives are truly inte- romance of Quintus Curtius, when resting. They are the guides by compared with the philosophic lewhich man is led from brutality to roism of the Athenian Sage as decivilization; in comparison with scribed in Plato: the one lived to which the stormy incidents, that scourge the world, the other died to crowd the lives of warriors and enlighten it! These reflections nastatesmen, are like the irruptions turally occur, when we contemplate of volcanos over a fertile country. the unobtrusive life of the subject of “ The proper study of mankind is our present memoir, calculate its man," and where can we trace the usefulness and compare it with those inmost workings of the mind so well of inglorious men, who are now seas in its silent retreats, undisturbed curing to themselves eternal infamy by extrinsic circumstances ? Those, by their aggressions on a peaceful, who would deduce the present im- magnanimous, and unoffending naproved state of society from the ex- tion. They disgrace their Creator amples of potentates and legal deso- by impiously assuming his name to laters of the earth, know nothing of mask their hypocrisy; he honours the philosophy of history or of the the Eternal Being hy shewing how causes that secretly work out the much mankind is capable of intelamelioration of what is termed civi- lectual improvement. We wish we lised society. From the diffusion were able to enter into those details of knowledge among the mass of that would develope the means by mankind arises the only real liberty which the subject of our present man is susceptible of, because that memoir has arrived at the highest powerful engine not only teaches honour in his profession, and achim the nature and advantages of quired a name that is not only at rational freedom, but renders him
the present time European, but incapable of abusing it. To this which will endure to the latest