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THE

AUGUSTAN REVIEW;

Monthly Production.

VOLUME I.

FOR MAY TO DECEMBER, 1815.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR THE PROPRIETORS;

By A. J. Valpy, Tooke's Court, Chancery Lane.

SOLD BY MESSRS. LAW AND WHITTAKER, AVE-MARIA

LANE.

Where Communications are requested to be sent, post paid.

PREFACE.

SHO HOULD the writers of the Augustan Review succeed in blending, in literary matters, pertinent observations free from asperity, with occasional instruction void of dogmatism; and, in political affairs, the just delineation of important measures and events, with the censure provoked by faction, or the reverence due to patriotism, they will consider themselves sufficiently fortunate.

The season chosen for the commencement of their work is, to it at least, not inauspicious: for while a passion for letters becomes more general, Europe is threatened with a convulsion, the progress and effects of which all who can read will, from time to time, desire to see described. Will the war now virtually begun, be a protracted one? And will this humble undertaking of ours outlive a conflict that may witness the rise and fall of thrones? To insinuate that the one will, might be deemed a species of political impiety of which we shall not be guilty; and, little skilled in augury, we presume not to pronounce as to the other.

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