HE important Events of the Year 1762, could not fail to render 2.
Work which recorded chem entertaining and interesting; we fhall,
therefore, as we did the latt Year, recommend our Miscellany to the
Artention of the Public, only by a brief Recapitulation of its Contents, claim.
ing no Merit, which is not implied by the Favour of the Leained and Ingenia
ous, who have preferred the GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE before other periodical
Pamphlets of the fame Kind, as a Channel to convey the Result of their ob-
lervations and Study to the Public: To this Preference, which has been long
our Honour and Advantage, we are content to owe our Superiority; and, as
te belt Testimony of our Gratitude, we promife still to exert our utmost Abi.
lities to deserve it, by our Regularity and Exactness in recording the public
Events of the Year ; the Impartiality with which we exhibit different Opinions,
whether in Literature or Politics, from other Publications, and our Care and
Fidelity with respect to the Manuscripts which we are favoured with by our
In the Magazine for the Month of January, there is a clear and ample Ac-
count of the Difpute between Great Britain and Holland, with relpect to the Pro.
ceedings of the English and Dutch Eaf India Companies at Bengal; the Mani
feftoes of the two Crowns of England and Spain are inserted, with the Declara.
tion of War that almost immediately followed. This Number also contains a
succinct yet full History of the public Funds, and of the Bulinels of Change-
Alley; an Account of the Death of ABEL, a celebrated German Poein; and aus
original Life of Dr Sherlock, the late Bishop of London.
In the Month of February, an Event is recorded, which had Consequences of
great Mement, the Death of the Emprefs of Ruffa, with an Account of the
irft Measures taken by Peter the IIId, who fucceeded her, in favour of Prufio:
This Magazine contains also the Life of the celebrated Cardinal Borromeus ; a
particular Account of a pretended Ghost in Cock-Lane; and a Speciinen of a
new poetical Version of the Psalms, by the learned and ingenious Mr Merrick.
In the Magazine for March, the Events which brought on the War with Spain
are traced back to their Source, by Facts authenticated in Papers relative to
that Subject, which were published by Order of Government : A tar her Ac..
count is given of the new Meafures pursued by the Emperor Peter III. of Ruffia;
a Scheme is proposed, which has since been executed with great Succels, for
fupplying the Markets of London with Fith, by 'Land: Carriage, at a reasonable
Price, and defeating the iniquitous Contrivances of Fifhmongers : An authentic
and particular Account is interted of the Reduction of Martinico; and a Scheme
is proposed for raising Money by Sale of Crown-Leases.
In April, we gave an Account of a Voyage undertaken by a Son of the in-
genious Mr Harrison, with his celebrated Clock, which measures Time with such
Exactness as sufficiently to ascertain the Longitude. Of severat Steps taken by
thé Powers at War tending to a general Peace: Of an Insurrection in Irelaní,
by some idle and mif-led People, who called themselves. Wbite Boys:' of the
Tranfit of Venus over the Sun, as observed at Madres; and a Narrative of the
Commiffion, Discovery, and Punishment of a Murder, attended with moll una
tommon and altonithing Circumstances.
In May, we gave an Account of the Proceedings of France and Spain, with
respect to Portugal, with the Memorials of the three Crowns: Of a Premiuin
for discovering the first common Usage of Linnen Paper : Of the Lile of the
late Admiral Holmes: Alfo a succinct History of Phylic, from the earlieit Times,
with the first Discovery and Introduction of many capital Medicines : Ande
Method of purifying the fouleft and most fætid Train Oil, without Trouble
of Expence. The Change in the Administration, which took place in Miny,
prodaced three new weekly political Papers, the Briton, the NORTH! Briton,
and the AUDITOR.