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THE PUPLISHERS of the BOSTON MAGAZINE
present their grateful acknowledgements to their cust. pmers ;
-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
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 literature 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.
any fault has been alledged against the Magazine, it is that of being rather grave than 1prightly, which is what we would avoid, as every extreme is disagreeable ;--yet had we racher hear this observation, of the two, than that it is.crifling, superficial, or ludicrous. We wish to please the variety
of tastes, and our compliments wait on the witey as well as the wife ; we trust that, with their assistance, 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 taste 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.
Τ . Η Ε
For NOVEMBER 1783.
Page Enigmatical Questions, on rational Chriftia Upon a Boy and Girl, &c. ibid
POETICAL ESSAYS. Introduktion to a regular Cri. Elegiack and consolotary ticism on Nonsense,
8 Thoughts, on the Death of Effay on the Spleen,
Lieutenant MichaelKnies, 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 Essay on Love and Marriage,15 The Sheep and the Bramble Cupid turned Fisherman,
ibid The Interview,
ibid Wbimfical Diftress of a Country A Rebus,
MONTHLY CHRONOLOGIR. The humble Petition of discar Foreign News,
35 American News,
ibid Natural Hiftory of Cold, 25 MeteorologicalObservations,40 An Effay on Taste, Anecdote of Archb. Sharpe, 29
With the following E MBELLISHMENT S, viz. No, I. A Glass House. No, II. The Interview. No. III.
A Song set to Music,
в о S TO N : Priated 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 Aathing furnace. 3 The cooling furnace. 4. A man blowing a globe for Crowo glass. 5. A man Aathing out a sheet of crown glass. 6. A man putting a Theet 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, are not corred enough for the public Eye.
The Enigmatical List of Preachers is under conside ation.
The Imitation of the 34 Ode of Horace is received ar fhall have a place in the next Number.
Linnæus's System of Zoology will be pursued in some f ture Numbers and better accommodated to the Engli reader.
*** In page 25,column 1. line 7 from the bottom dele to, li 4 from the bottom, add to after “continuing." In the 31st in the Poetry for “ Memesis," read Nemesis.