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7. Resolutions .occasioned by the proposal for killing the
dogs, in the scarcity of provision in 1783, 5$
3i. On a letter by a clergyman respecting the American
38. A letter from Peter Peascod, contrasting the manners
of the town with those of the country, 2J5
40. An account of physical phænomena in Scotland since
41. A prologue on Stewart Nicolson's sirst appearance on
the stage at Edinburgh, 376
4%. Verses on a Captain of Fencibles leaving his company
on their march, and going into a hackney coach, 477
48. A letter from Gamaliel Pickle, on his wife's fondness
for desultory reading, 39$
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