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Shall bear her Genius to remotast Parto,
formation, fatisfaction, and plenure, according to their various dispositions and tastes, which the nature of cur undertaking would admit. The acknowledgements we have received during the course of the year, and the public approbation testified by the still increasing sale of our Magazine, while others of the kind are drooping and dying, jbero that our pretences were not false, nor our promises impositions.
Amidst the growing number of humble imitators, and monthly compilations, the London Magazine hath stood the frock of forty-four years, and is fill Arong and flourishing. To our subscribers and correspondents, known and unknown, for their generous aid, their ingenious contributions, and judicious pieces in projé and verse, we return our sincere thanks, and grateful acknowledgements. We hope they will continue their allisiance and approbation, which we desire no longer than we continue to deferve. They may be a jured our ambition is not merely to focure, but to increase the favours of the public to our miscellany.
The political department, antiquities, and new literary productions and discoveries, shall be carefully regarded ; and original dissertations, essays, and poems on moral, philosophical, entertaining, and humorius subjects, Jhall be communicated monthly. As to those fent to us during the last year, which we have ornitted, we hope the authors will believe that the sole reason of their omission was, their not being so suitable to our design, and not from capricioujness or disapprobation.
We wish for a speedy reconciliation between Great Britain and the colonies, upon' a constitutional and eternal foundation (as our frontispiece exhibits) for the happiness of, every part of the British Empire—and as we have now completed the political debates to the present felfin, we fall be able to publish more of these learned ejays and ingenious picces of wit and entertainment furnished by our unknown correspondents
. While the diff:rences exist, and there are such important debutis in parliament upon them, we mall, agreeable to the original plan of our work, give a comprehensive, and withal as concise an account as posible, of thoje grect affairs ; but so as that the different taftis of readers shall have suitable matter to gratify them. In brief, nothing hall be wanting in the course of the next year, to give the London Magazine a.! the perfeciion we can, and to continue it worthy of our frienu's approbatio.1, and the finiles and encouragement of the publ.co