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THE

BRITISH CRITIC,

A NEW REVIEW,

FOR

JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH, APRIL, MAY,
AND JUNE.

I

M DCC XCV.

Sum ex iis qui mirer antiquos: non tamen, ut quidam, temporum
noftrorum ingenia defpicio.

PLIN.

VOLUME V.

London:

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

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PREFACE.

E return, as ufual, at our ftated period, to fe

Literature,

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capitulate thofe productions which we have had the fatisfaction to commend. As this is the most pleasing part of our task, it is fatisfactory to us to be informed, that our Readers alfo look with pleasure to it; and expect the clofing of a volume, as the fettling of a complicated account, by which they are affifted in the calculation of their gains. If there were a library endowed fufficiently to collect all valuable productions that appear, to fuch a record it would naturally apply; and the reports of a court of criticism, though not pretending to infallibility, would undoubtedly be confulted, if not with more ufe, at leaft with more pleasure, than the reports of a court of law. We are happy therefore to provide, either for the general collector, or the more confined felector of literature, an affiftance of this nature; and for the mere fpeculator on the mental progrefs of his country, fo pleafing and fo interefting an object of contempla

tion.

DIVINITY

Takes its turn in the prefent half year, to be but fcantily provided with works of magnitude or pri

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