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1. Letters of the Emperor Joseph II., written to some of the most dis-

tinguished Characters of his time. [Now first translated from the German,
exclusively for the Pamphleteer.]

!I. A Charge delivered to the Clergy of the Diocese of Llandaft, at the
Primary Visitation in August, 1821. By William, Lord Bishop of Llandaff.

III. Anticipation : containing the substance of His Majesty's Speech to
both Houses of Parliament, on the approaching Session, together with a
full and authentic account of the Debate which will take place in the House
of Commons, on the motion for the Address, and the Amendment. With
Notes. By Richard Tickell, Esq. London: printed 1778.

IV. A Letter of Expostulation to Lord Byron, on his present Pursuits ;
with Animadversions on his Writings, and absence from his Country in the
hour of danger. [Original.]

V. Vindicia Britannicæ.- A Vindication of the People from the charge
of Blasphemy, and a Defence of the Freedom of the Press.

VI. On the tendency of the Education Bill to Degrade Grammar

Schools ; and the importance of preserving the Classical Discipline of their

Founders. By Vicesimus Knox, D. D. (New Edition, with Alterations.)

VII. On the interests of the Church of England. By R. V. Second Edition.

VIII. The Return to Nature; or, a Defence of the Vegetable Regimen:

with some account of an experiment made during three or four years in the
Author's Family. By John Frank Newton, Esq.

IX. Observations on the present State of the Police of the Metropolis.

By George B. Mainwaring, Esq. Second Edition, printed exclusively in the

Pamphleteer.

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I. ELECTOR'S REMEMBRANCER, or a Guide to the Votes of each
Member of the House of Cominons, in the present Parliament. Giving an
account of the particular conduct of each Member; with general Observa-
tions, &c. &c. A similar work is published in France, and is of great utility.

II. The Exposé of the Present Administration, in a Pamphlet intitled The
State of the Nation in 1822. Under the Four Departments Finance, Fo-
reigo Relations, Home Department, Colonies, &c.

III. Maiowaring on the State of the Police.

IV. A Defence of the Vegetable Regimen, showing that we were not born
to eat Animal Food, &c.

V. Heathfield on the Debt, Agriculture, &c.

VI. Sir H. Parnell's History of the Penal Laws against the Catholics, to
the Union, [Out of Print.]

VII. On the Controversy between Lord Byron and Mr. Bowles, relative to
Pope and Poetry.

THE

STATE OF THE NATION,

AT THE

COMMENCEMENT OF THE YEAR 1822.

CONSIDERED UNDER

THE FOUR DEPARTMENTS

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THE FINANCE-FOREIGN RELATIONS-

HOME DEPARTMENT
COLONIES AND BOARD OF TRADE,

&c. &c. &c.

SIXTH EDITION.

LONDON:

NO. XXXIX.

VOL. XX.

Pam.

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STATE OF THE NATION,

&c. &c.

The purport of the following observations is to take a general review of the state of public affairs, from the period of the late treaties to the commencement of the year 1822. The circumstances which compose this review have not, as yet, been produced to the public with sufficient fulness and distinctness. If some of the matters have been touched upon, and even discussed in parliament, in answer to the observations of the opponents of his Majesty's ministers, they have been discussed only as single measures, and without any reference to their coherence with the system of administration of which they formed a part.

The ministers of a free and high-minded country cannot be without a due feeling of the value of public character. They know, that in public station, still more than in private life, a good name is connected with the due and effective performance of duties; that character is influence, and that influence is power; that power from influence will extend its operation, where power from law and positive authority cannot reach ; and that the goodwill of the people towards government, has in all ages proved the readiest means

of an effective administration. Under these considerations, his Majesty's ministers for themselves, and their friends for them, must naturally desire to stand well in public opinion. They desire it for themselves, and they desire it for the country. For themselves, they must feel that they deserve public confidence for a conscientious and effective discharge of their duties : for the country, they must desire, and desire most anxiously, that a general feeling for the public good, and a general persuasion that the

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