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THE

BRITISH CRITIC,

FOR

JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER,
NOVEMBER, DECEMBER.

MDCCCIX.

Νομίζω δίκαιον εἶναι τοὺς ὄντας τῇ ἀληθείᾳ ἐπιεικεῖς, καὶ πράτοντας

τοιαῦτα, τυγχάνειν δόξης τῆς προσηκούσης.

VOLUME XXXIV.

PLATO.

London:

PRINTED FOR F. C. AND J. RIVINGTON,
No. 62, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD.

1810.

Printed by Law and Gilbert, St. John's Square, Clerkenwell.

PREFACE,

WE

E now addrefs our Friends for the thirty-fourth time, and we do it with the fame feeling that we had at firft: with an earnest defire to conciliate, but ftill more to deferve their approbation; and a firm determination to bring forward nothing but what may tend to the best purposes ;-to diffuse good, and refift bad principles; and, in fubordination to thofe objects, to correct imperfect and inftill good tafte. This period of feventeen years has produced great Revolutions. We were threatened with one at home, at the commencement of our labours, from the fraternization of congenial spirits, with the amiable revolutionists of France, but by the energy of wise, and the timely co-operation of good men, under the bleffing of Providence, it was happily prevented; and we truft that fimilar resources will always remain, however appearances may threaten, to fave a country and a conftitution fo eminently worth preferving.

Within the fame period, many changes, if they cannot be called revolutions, have happened in the literary world. We have feen the death of fome ReFiews, and the birth of others; fome of which

The English and the Analytical. The Critical died, we beJieve, for a thort time, but revived again.

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