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PUBLIC PAPERS.

His Majesty's Speech to both Houses of Parliament, January 23, 1787,157
His Majesty's Speech to both Houses of Parliament, May 30, 1787 (ibid.)
His MajcAy's Speech to both Houses of Parliament, Nov. 27, 1787 (58)
The Speech of his Grace Charles Duke of Rutland, Lord Lieutenant of Ire-
· land, to both Houses of Parliament, fan. 18, 1787,

60
The Speech of the rigbt hon. the Speaker of the House of Commors in Ireland,
to his Grace the Lord Lieutenant, March 17, 1787,

6r
The Speech of his Grace rhe Duke of Rullund, Lord Licutenant of Ircland,
to both Houses of Parliament, May 28, 1787

(ibid.)

A Proclamation by the King), for the Encouragement of Piety and Virtue,

and for the preventing and punishing of Vice, Profaneneji, and Immo-

rality,

(52)

Circular Letter from the right hor. Lord Sydney, one of his Majesty's Prin-

cipal Secretaries of State, to the several High Sheriffs of England, in-

closing the foregoing Proclamation

(64)
Convention between bis Britannic Majesty and the Most Christian King,

fyned at Versailles, the 15th of January, 1787

(65)

Convention betwren bis Britannic Majesty and the Most Christian King,
figned at Versailles. August 31. 1787

(68)
Declaration and Counter Declaration exchanged at Versaillss, between the

Ministers of his Britannic Majesty and the Most Christian King, Ollober

27, 1787,

(70), (71)
Remonftrance of the Parliament of Paris to the King, against the Declara-

tion of a Stamp Duty: July 24, 1787

(71)

His Mof Chriftian Majesty's Speech to tle Parliament of Paris, Nov. 19,
1787,

(77)

The Address of the first President of the Parliament of Paris to the King at

Versailles, on the Exile of the Duke of Orlians, and two Counsellors of

the Parliament,

(78)

The Second Address of the Parliament of Paris to the King, on the fame
Subject, Nov. 23, 178,

(ibid.)

His Majesty's Anfaer to the foregoing Address, Nov. 26, 1787, (80)

The Third Remonftrance of the Parliament of Paris to the King, on the fame

Subject. Dec. 10, 1787,

(ibid.)

Memorial presented to the States General of the United Provinces, Aug. 14,

1787, by fir James Harris, K.B. the British Ambassador at the Hague,

(82)

Ripresentation of the Equestrian Order and Nobles of the Province of Hol

Land, to the States of Holland and Weft Friesand, Aug. 27, 17876 (ibid.)

'Letter from her Royal Highness the Princess of Orange to his ferene Highnejš

the reigning Duke of Brunfvick, Sept. 15; 1787,

(86)

From the fame to the fame, Nov 3, 1787,

(87)

The Answer of his ferenc Higbness the reigning Duke of Brunswick, Nov.,

*787, to the preceding Letters,

(88)
The Emperor's Declaration to the States of his Belgic Provinces, July 3,

1787, in Answer to their Remonftrance of the 22d of June, (ibid.)

The

The Emperor's Anfwer to the Deputies from the States of the Belgic Pro-

vinces, Aug. 15, 1787,

(89)

The Emperor's Orders alluded to, in the preceding Answer, and transmitted

to the Compte de Murray,

(90)

Memorial of the Deputies of the Be'gic Provinces to Prince Kaunitz, occa-

froned by bis communicating the foregoing Orders to them,

(91)

Declaration of the Emperor's Intentions to the States of Brabant, by bis Ex-

cellency the Compte de Murray, Sept. 21, 1787,

(93)

Letter written by Order of the Emperor. to the Council of Brabant, by the

Count de Trauttmanfdorff, the new Imperial Minifter, at Bruffels, (9+)

Circular Letter transmitted by the United States of America, in Congress

aflembled, to the Governors of the refpe&tive Stales,

(95)

Plan of the new Conftitution of the United States of America, agreed upon

at a Convention held at New York

(99)

Memorial of a Society, inftituted in Pennsylvania, for 1romoting the Abolition

of Slavery, addressed to the Convention of the United States of America,
assembled at Philadelphia,

(109)

Abkraft of the Overseers Returns to Parliament of the several Parijbcs in

England and Wales,

(110)

The Thirteenth Report of the Commissioners appointed to examine, take, and

ftate the Public Accounts of the Kingdom,

(112)

Supplies granted by Parliament for the rear 1787,

(155)

Public Ads pasod in the Fourth Seffion of the Sixteenth Parliament of Great

Britain,

(158)

Prices of Stock for the rear 1987,

(160)

BIOGRAPHICAL ANECDOTES and CHARACTERS.

Chara&ter of Gregory VII.

Life of Arnold of Brescia,

[8]

Character of M. Turgot,

[13]

Particulars of the Life of Dr. John Jebb,

[15]

Portrait of Mr. Hanway,

[30]

Life of Sbaik Daher,

L35]

MANNERS OF NATIONS.

Nuptial and Funeral Rites of the Ancient Mexicans,

[48]

Their Ceremonies on the Eleétion of a King,

[54]

Moral and Physical Qualities of the Mexicans

[55]

Customs and Manners of the Bedouin Arabs,

[58]

Manners and Character of the Inhabitants of Syria,

[68]

The Family Oeconomy of the Gipfies,

[77]

Their Occupations and Employments,

[80]

General Character of the Germans,

(87)

Charaderistic Picture of the Bavarians,

[9]

CLASSICAL AND POLITE CRITICISM.

Of the Greek Compofition

[94]

Í be Style of History

197]

Of the Greek Comedy and its Chronology

[10i)

Defence of Ariftophanes against Plutarch and Ælian

An Examination of the Moral Effeets of Tragedy,

[112]

Peculiar Features of Englis Landfiape,

(118]

[105]

PHILOSOPHICAL PAPER S.

Dr. Herschel's Account of the Discovery of kvo Satellites revolving round

the Georgian Planct

[123]

Tr. Hersciel's Account of Three Volcanos in the Moon,

(125)

Sir Benjnmin Thompson's Experiments on tbe Moisture absorbed from the

Atmosphere by various Subftancese

(126)

On the Prodution of Borax, in a Letter from William Blaze, Esg. (129)

Willis's Method of preventing Stone Retorts from breaking during Chemical

Operations,

[131]

Dr. Ruston's Letter to Dr. Francklin on the Cure of Smoky Chimneys, [132]

Thoughts on the Cause of the Variation of the Needle,

(135)

On the Perceptibility of vegetables,

[137]

Dr. Percival's Observations on the Silk Cotton of Sumatra

(144)

Or the Acid of Par

(145)

History of the Virginian Mountains,

(147)

ANTIQUITIES.

Of the Settlement of the Phoceans at Marseilles,

(149)

Observations relative to the History of Scrapis,

[152]

of the State of the Sovereign in the Primitive Angla-Saxon Government,11551

Of the Origin of the Petty Jury and Grand Jury,

(163)

Specimens of Love Letters in the Rcigx of Edivard IV.

King Richard the Third's Address against Henry Tudor,

(1703

MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS.

Letters on the Breeding and Treatment of Silk-Worms,

[173]

Miss Greenland's Observations on the Ancient Grecian Metbod of Painting,

(180)

On Prejudice

(181)

Pasquin's Comparison of Ancient with Modern Times,

(184)

On the Evils of Good Neighbourhood,

[187]

Story of Albert Bane,

[190]

P 0 E T R Y.

Ode for the Neon Year, 1787,

(194)

Ode from the Perfan of Hafez,

(195)

Sir William Joxes's Hymn to Narayent,

[196]

Poem addressed to Sensbility,

(199)

To Indifference

(201)

The Story of Fofiari,

[202]

Mona. År Ode,

(204)

The Blush of Simplicity,

(205)

Ode on bis Majesty's Birth Day,

(206)

Ode to a Lady going abroad,

[207]

Ballad in the Style of Mr. Crow's Song, Seaton Cliffs,"

[209]

The Court Belle,

(ibid.)

Dr. Corbet to his Son Vincent Corbet,

(210)

Elegy on the Burying-Place called Campo Santo, near Florence, (211)

DOMESTIC LITERATURE for the rear 1987, [214]

FOREIGN LITERATURE for the rear 1787,

(281]

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KNOWLEDGE, LEARNING,

AND TASTE,
I'N GREAT BRITAIN,

During the Reign of King Henry the Eighth. From the Year

1509, to the Year 1547.

T hath already appeared, in the course of our history, ing in upon the nations of Europe. Indeed, for nearly the space of cwo centuries, it had made an increasing, though,

at first, a very Now progress. But after the taking of Constantinople, and the invention of printing, it had advanced with a considerable degree of rapidity. The multiplication of the copies of books, though most of them were but indifferent or triding compositions, could not fail of giving a wider spread to the exercise of the human understanding. By the recovery, in particular, of the ancient authors, and the attention that was paid to classical learning, new subjects were opened of speculation and enquiry :-nor when the mind was once fet afloat, could it easily be restrained in its excursions. It was happy that this effect was not foreseen by some of the zealous patrons of Greek and Roman Literature, and the encouragers of

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elegant composition. Perhaps the princes of the house of Medici, and Pope Leo the Tenth, would have held back their munificence, if they had apprehended that the advancement of polite knowledge would have tended to introduce a boldness of thinking in matters which had long been generally deemed too sacred to be disputed.

Even in the darkest ages, some few persons were found who revolted at the doctrines and practices of popery. Thefe doctrines were so absurd, these practices so corrupt, and, at the same time, the ignorance and licentiousness of many of the clergy were so palpable to observation, that they could not escape the notice of those minds which were disposed to any degree of reflection. But, though such minds will exist in every period, little can be done by them, till there is a concurrence of circumstances which is favourable to a general alteration. In the reign to which we are now arrived chat concurrence took place. So many causes had paved the way for the emancipation of mankind from that ecclesiastical tyranny, under which they had for a number of centuries laboured, that some single event only was wanted to roule and enflame the passions of men, and to engage them to exert the vigour of their understandings in enquiries of the most effential importance to the progress of knowledge and of happiness. This event occurred in the opposition of Luther to the papal induló gences. Never was there a man more admirably fitted for producing a great revolution in the state of human fociety His active mind carried him on from one object to another, and his courage was equal to every undertaking. It is to the spirited and unconquerable exertion of Luther that we owe the reformation, which is the most illustrious and inos mentous transaction, next to the appearance of the founder of our holy religion, that is to be met with in the history of the world.

This transaction, which happened in the reign of king Henry the Lighth, had a very powerful influence with regard to the advancement of religious knowledge in our own country. The spirit of enquiry, which was excited in Germany, spread itself, more or less, through every

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