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have procured for it a larger share of success and approbation, than ever attended any similar undertaking. It has been the leading object of its conductors to combine abstract with practical, and solid with pleasing information, in such proportions as would be most useful, and most acceptable to the Public—to deliver the truths of science in the most accurate and improved form, and, at the same time, to pay due attention to those branches of knowledge, which, though not admitting of a scientific shape, are yet deservedly popular, and have a powerful influence on the taste, habits, and character of the individual in a word, to render the Work at once a Dictionary of Science, a Book of Universal Reference, and a copious Abstract of the Literature and Philosophy of the Age. Of their success in carrying this plan into execution, it is scarcely necessary to speak. The publication of Five Editions, with successive improvements, and the sale of nearly

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· The Sixth EDITION, now offered to the Public, has received a variety of corrections and improvements. In the Historical Articles, the narrative has been continued, so as to embrace all the most Memorable Events which have occurred down to the present time, The Geographical and Statistical Articles have been adapted to the late Political Arrangements, and amended by incorporating the new information furnished by recent Travellers, and references have been made to the new Articles in the SUPPLEMENT, now in course of publication ; so that the whole will form the most complete. Repertory of General Knowledge that has yet been given to the Public.

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This Half-Volume is enriched with the following Articles and Treatises, contributed by John ALLEN, Esq. John BARROW, Esq. JEAN BAPTISTE Biot, Member of the Royal Institute of France, WILLIAM JACOB, Esq. James Ivory, Esq. JAMES Mill, Esq. DAVID RICARDO, Esq. M. P. and other well known writers; viz.

In Topography.-Forfarshire-Galway, County-Glamorganshire-Glasgow-Gloucestershire-Haddingtonshire Hampshire-Herefordshire-Hertfordshirc.

In Geography, Statistics, and History.-France Germany Granada, New Great Britain Greece Guatimala-GuianaHanover-Heligoland-Herculaneum-Himalaya Mountains.

In Biography.~ Fontana-Forster (J. R.)-Forster (J. G. A.) -FourcroyFox (Charles James) - Frisi-Galiani-Garve Genovesi-Guyton de Morveau-Heyne-Home (John).

In Arts and Sciences.--Equations-Fluids (Elevation of, in Capillary Tubes)-Food (Selection, Preservation, and Preparation of) Galvanism-Gas Lights-Horticulture.

In Politics and Political Economy. Funding System-Go. vernment.

This Work will be completed in Six Volumes. Volume V.

Part I. containing the Second Part of Mr STEWART's Dissertation, is in great forwardness, and will be published early in 1821.

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A Romance,
BY THE AUTHOR OF “ WAVERLEY," " IVANHOE," &c.

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Bions mign with equai propriety we ascribed to persons of the other sex,--or, at any rate, thrown into a joint and common stock for almost indifferent use amongst themselves. There is hardly a shade of variation to break the sameness of this uniformity, or to distinguish the heroines from each other. The sacrificed daughter of one play, is the devoted wife of a second, and the pious sister of a third. Difference of circumstances makes little difference of language or of feeling. Polyxene VOL. XXXIV. NO. 68.

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In Arts and Sciences. --- Equations-Fluids (Elevation of, in Capillary Tubes)—Food (Selection, Preservation, and Preparation of) Galvanism-Gas Lights-Horticulture.

In Politics and Political Economy. Funding System-Go. vernment. ** This Work will be completed in Six Volumes. Volume V.

Part I. containing the Second Part of Mr STEWART's Dissertation, is in great forwardness, and will be published early in 1821.

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