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JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER,
Noftra hæc militia eft, ferimus quæ poffumus arma.
PRINTED FOR F. C. AND J. RIVINGTON,
NO. 62, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD.
Drámica by Law and Gilbert, St. Jului's Square, Cleskivoll.
P R E F A CE.
"HROUGH months of real mourning for Royal
military movements, and the progress of events such as this age has first, and let us hope laft also, produced, literature has been among our chief consolations, fecondary only to those which are more folemn and more secret. In the same scale and proportion we recommend it to all our readers, and would, if possible, to all the world. For this reason we continue to give, (errors excepted, as the merchants say) a complete view of all the literature of our country; not selecting a few publications on which to flourish and show away, but endeavouring, at least, to mention all. Desiring also to quicken and direct the taste for good books, we continue to distinguish, in our halfyearly preface, the most valuable of those which have lately fallen under our inspection : and, first of all, as of most importance, in
The aspect of this half-year's theology has been, on the whole, favourable ; and though we cannot boast of any work of primary magnitude, yet have we feveral to mention of abundant merit and utilicy. We are inclined to lay no fmall stress on the continuation