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As a healthy mind is cheerful, its pages will seek THE PROPRIETOR of this JOURNAL begs leave to amuse as well as instruct; and if the intellect and to present a short Address to the inhabitants of judgment are exclusively 'addressed at times, at LIVERPOOL and its neighbourhood, explaining the others, the heart will be invited to be merry, and the object, and stating the grounds on which he relies for

lip to smile, Those who survey the present active The LITERARY DEPARTMENT will be open to intellectual progress, the number of Institutions for

1. Original Dissertations, Criticisms, with their scope of the advancement of Literature and Science, and the subject, the Belles Lettres, Philosophy, Poetry, &c. increase and zeal of their members, acknowledge 2. Original Tales, Biography, History, Travels. the project of establishing a LITERARY JOURNAL seems 3. Valuable extracts from published works.

4. Notices and Reviews of new works of interest, justified by reasons substantial and available: and as

5. Drara: tic Literature, the Stage, and Public Amuseone of its principal features will be to record the

ments, local and national. labours of various Institutions, and bring what is now

6. Such notices, as may be permitted, of the periodical separate into one centre, it must prove the means of meetings and lectures at the local societies of value viz: greatly aiding the cause of knowledge.

1. The Literary and Philosophical-meeting in the The wish has been expressed in Liverpool, that a

Royal Institution, Colquitt-street. Periodical, of Literary character, would enter the

2. Natural History Society,


3. The Philomathic Society, field of Local publication. The London Journals,

4. The Polytechnic Society,

do. of the above nature, are numerous and ably conduct

5. The Literary, Scientific, and Commercial Instied ;-but they are of too general an interest to serve

tution, St. Anne-street. the purposes of local Magazines.

6. The Mechanics’ Institution, Mount-street. Liverpool is the native town of the merc!


7. The Northern Mechanics’ Institution. Roscoe, yet it does not possess a single Literary

For the youth of both sexes the Journal will be organ. Liverpool and Manchester proudly introduced especially adapted, as its pages will contain many railways, and all the concomitant sciences, to the amusing anecdotes and moral tales, calculated to world, yet the former has not one Scientific Journal. excite interest and emulate to good deeds. Liverpool gave birth to Gibson, Deare, and other The proceedings of Temperance Societies will be eminent artists, and has an annual exhibition of the reported and the cause strongly advocated. beautiful specimens of native talent, yet it possesses in the department of Science

, authenticated no periodical giving reports of the progress of the communications as to facts, discoveries, valuable proFine Arts. It is therefore confidently believed that a

cesses, &c. will be cordially invited. Journal appealing to the increasing mental activity,

As one of the class of cheap Periodical Literature, scientific acquirement, and refinement of taste, in

this Journal will be a substitute for those which this great and influential town, will meet with exten

are objectionable and dangerous to morality. Readsive support.

ing is now so general, that something will be supported GAWTHROP'S JOURNAL

by the public, and if good is not offered, the worse will admit light and agreeable literature, as well as

will be devoured.

in the severe argument; will open its columns freely to the

As nothing leading to conflict, offending prejudice e of abstifair statement of opinions, and will endeavour to

or wounding opinion on religion or politics-nothitvall become win a welcome from all orders of thinking reno!

attacking the property of private character will fing agents, a Its purpose will be to put forward and sun

tted, but, on the contrary, every effort did a great change vincial talent, whether in literature or in ar

peaceful spread of knowledge, and

than a million of

"he use of ardent mote mental, moral, and social improv

in all kinds of social hostility; to elicit truth

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at they were dogmas.

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