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ARTICLES CONTAINED IN THE THIRD VOLUME,
Extending from January to June, 1820.
NUMBER FOR JANUARY. Art. I. Dr. Busby's History of Music. P. 1–29. A desideratum-qualifications of knowledge, temper, and talent requis red-Dr. Busby's indiscretion and faulty ambition-his prudence in restricting research-origin and early state of music-improve. ments by Greeks-bear no comparison with excellencies of moderns
-dispute as to counterpoint of ancients-author's opinion maintained-effects of ancient music probably exaggerated-early connection of poetry and music-Grecian games promoted music-kinds and instruments of music among Greeks-Roman music appreciated-music of early Christians far from excellent-inventions and improvements of Guido, Franco, and others-music of minstrels and troubadours-figurative counterpoint cultivated in Italy-effect of printing on the art-early counterpoint in England-state of music in 16th century-author begins to give biographioal sketches and characters illustrative of history--some of these quoted, as of Bird, Salinas, Purcel, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Boyce-enumeration of eminent living composers, and estimate of modern labours on the art-general character and liberal commendation of work.
Art. II. Wentworth on New South Wales. P. 29-59. Author and work generally characterized_history of colony painful.
ly disgusting_former and recent state compared_local government disgraceful to mother country-author's proposed remedy una suitable_some of his opinions concurred in what is and may be cultivated advantageously in colony_taxes and expences generally mentioned-views of government in founding colony no way realized hitherto-measures proposed for benefit and reformation of colony and convicts—what may be expected from proper education, New South Wales considered in reference to emigration-its superior advantages stated- recent discoveries promising-chief objection no way insuperable— particular value of work in relation to criminal jurisprudence and emigration.