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THE

PHILOMATHIC JOURNAL,

AND

LITERARY REVIEW;

CONDUCTED BY

THE MEMBERS OF THE PHILOMATHIC INSTITUTION.

( To be continued Quarterly.)

“ WISDOM IS THE PRINCIPAL THING.”

« Because the spirit of man cannot demean itself lively in this body, without
some recreating intermission of labour and serious things, -* * * * civilize, adorn
and make discreet the mind, by the learned and affable meeting of frequent
Academies, and the procurement of wise and artful recitations, sweetened with
eloquent and graceful enticements, * * that the call of Wisdom and VIRTUE
may be heard every where.”—Milton.

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1824.

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ADVERTISEMENT.

The leading Article in the First Part of this Volume, and the Anniversary Oration which introduces the Second Part, fully develope the nature of the PHILOMATHIC JOURNAL, and the character of the INSTITUTION from which it proceeds. To those papers, the Editors can add but little. .

They have the gratification to announce, that, in the sucteeding Numbers, will appear, a succession of Lectures on Erdics, part of which has been delivered in the Institution by one of its learned and eloquent Honorary Members.

The course of Papers on the ENGLISH LANGUAGE, two of which appear in the present volume, and which form the substance of a course of Lectures, will assuredly, be con. tínued. The remaining Cantos of Astrea and the Siege of ConstantinOPLE, can also be depended upon with moral

certainty.

Some other of the subjects, already commenced, will very probably be pursued.

It is the object of the Editors to combine the useful and select

, with the pleasing and various. They trust that a large part of the work will possess an enduring character, and that the Miscellaneous COMPOSITIONS will widely extend the interest of the publication, and its parent “ The Philomathic Institution."

In the department of the Discussions, it is confidently expected that the work will be greatly improved in its future numbers. The attempt was novel.

The materials were imperfect; but they are assured that, fuller reports will be supplied, and a larger scope for selection afforded. They are told, indeed, that this part of the publication, if well €xecuted, will be generally interesting. Eight articles of

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