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CONTENTS.

Page

GENERAL Introduction, 1 Lieutenant Governour Lincoln, 127,

Introduction to Politicks,

5

184

Introduction to Poetry,

7 The Spanish Cause, 129, 151, 165

Nathan the Wise,

8 Fourth of March,

140

12 Boston Theatre,

143

Review of Mr. Giles's Speech in Marcus Brutus, No. 5.

145

the Senate,

17, S3, 49 Mr. Jefferson's Answer to the

Comedy in the Cage,

23 Citizens of Wilmington, 148

Poetical Absurdities,

29 | Whig and Tory,

150

Marcus Brutus, No. 1.

39 The Murderer's Dreams, 155

The Contrast,

43 | Translation from the German, 157

Reckoning with Time,

46

159

Henry Kirk White,

53 | The New President,

161

The Prostitute,

55 French Dignitaries,

169

The Chimney Sweep,

56 Democratick Consistency, 170, 136

Love and Physick, a Farce,

57

German Poetry,

172

The Spanish Patriots,

61 The New Church,

196.

Considerations on the Contrast, 63 Soap, Pazors, and Hot Water, :171.
Marcus Brutus, No. 2.
65 Imprompir,.. :

*175

Reply of the Legislature of Mas- Lies, and Misrepresentatiorts,° • 180

sachusetts, to his Honour the Lieutenant Governgur. Lincoln, 184

Lieutenant Governour,

68 Letters from Boston, 189; 204, 233,

More of the Contrast,
72 Lies,

1.93
Ode by Chatterton,
74 | To the Voters di Boéton;

142

The Port-Folio,

67, 175 President Adams's Letter, 199

Adversaria,

77 | On Similitude,

200

Marcus Brutus, No. 3.

The Spanish Patriots,

203

Freeman's Journal,

81 Fanaticism,

206

Extracts from a new Theologi- Right of Search,

209

cal Dictionary,

37 Review of Mr. Carey's Sermon, 213,

Review of the Miscellaneous

280

Works of James Elliot,

90) Imitations from the Silva, 219

Adversaria,

94 Adversaria,

221

Marcus Brutus, No. 4.

97 Review of the American Register, 226,

Review of Mr. Buckminster's

214, 257

Sermon,

101 Southey's Thalaba,

235

Meeting of the Friends of the Adversaria,

238

Embargo,

104 Mr. Madison's Supporters,

246

Review of Foscari, a Tragedy, 108, Extraordinary Genius,

249

113, 137

American Literature,

250

? Adversaria,

111. The Spanish Cause,

253

Right of Search for Seamen, 117 Adversaria,

255

Lies, Misrepresentations, &c. 118 The President's Proclamation, 262

The Stage,

123 The State Elections,

264

Mr. Fennell's Readings,

124 Extracts from Mr. Adams's Ad-

Advertisements,

125 dresses,

268

126 Adversaria,

269

81

ur. EXCH. 23 JAN 1303

Fast Day,

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I say nothing but wbat i protest intendment of doing ....SHAKSPEARE.

In a place like Boston, which has always been remarkable for a disregard, if not discountenance of periodical works, and at a time when not only all the avenues to the altar of publick fayour are filled with importunate candidates, but when the crisis in our publick affairs is so alarming as to threaten the very existence of the nation, it may well be enquired of the editors of the present publication, what result they can expect to their undertaking but failure, and what prospects they can discover but such as are overshadowed with clouds. At least it must be required of them, to state their peculiar pretensions to favour, and their intrinsick claims for support, and to show in what respect their labours are required to overthrow the monsters of political experiment which stamp disgrace upon the present times, and which from their unchecked progress threaten to endanger the happiness of this country to remote posterity.

Though the editors are completely sensible of the difficulties they must be obliged to encounter in their struggle for success, and though it is their lot to have fallen upon times pregnant with corruptions in politicks, religion and literature, but barren alike of patriotism, and munificence; yet, supported by their confidence in the sterling merit of old fashioned principles, they do not shrink from their attempt ; and even should it

prove abortive, they can compromise with misfortune from the impression that they have intended well, and have offered some feeble aid to that glorious opposition which has for its object the attainment of peace without dishonour, government without experiment, and national energy without national disgrace. We wish our poVol. 1.

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