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Pall-Mall; R. RYAN, Oxford-Street; J. ARCHER, and
B. DUGDALE, Dublin;
J. Cundee, Printer, Ivy-lane.
A COMPLETE volume for the year 1801 is now presented to the public by the proprietors of the Union Magazine. They trust, that those who have honoured the work with their patronage, will not, after an impartial review of it in all its branches, find cause to reproach them with any breach of the engagements to the performance of which they pledged themselves in their prospectus. They readily admit, that, like every work of the same nature, it is not without defects; but, taken as a whole, they do not shrink from a fair comparison of its merits with those of the other monthly publications.
In the Biographical Sketches the utmost attention. has been given to correctness of statement, which has been generally collected from authentic sources, while the language of servile adulation and gross invective has been studiously avoided.
The Miscellaneous Department will be found to contain more original matter, at once combining what is useful and what is entertaining, than that which commonly occurs in similar undertakings. Particular care has been given to confer on the Fine Arts, by selection, or by criticism, the interest and distinction to which they have an undisputed claim
in a state of liberal and refined society; nor have those which form the grand stamina of national prosperity, agriculture, manufactures, and commerce, been passed over without due notice.
Of the Political Sentiments of which the Magazine has been the vehicle, it may be said, with pride and confidence, that they are those only which emapate from the genuine spirit of the British Constitution.
In short, the proprietors beg leave to express a well-founded conviction, that in no single branch of the work have the plan and execution been such as to justify their subscribers in applying to them the sentiment of the poet :
Anacreon, imitation of
Anacharsis, anecdote of
Banks, Sir J.
Blair, beauties of
American Indians, account of
Cairo, capture of
Breweries of London
Bleaching, new mode of
Bread, price of
Births 68, 138, 205, 278, 351, 423
Bion, translation from
Boulogne, description of
Buffon de la Jeunesse
Carriage moved by mechanism 126
J. account of the burial 299
Charles XII. anecdote of
amongst the Russians
Copenhagen, questions the R. S. 126
Cromwell, anecdote of
Cromwell, Richard, anecdote of 318
Days of Old
Descriptive Catalog. of Pictures 593
Edwards, Rabbi, anecdote of
Ends, great, fr. small beginnings 106
Essay by J. P. Craft