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1. An Elegant Frontispiece, designed and engraved by the moft capital Artists in
Europc.-2. An engraved Title Page.-3. An elegant Engraving of the
The Genius of the Lady's MAGAZINE, guided by Wisdom to the T
ple of Minerva, rejects with Dildain the Importunities of Folly to her Votaries.
To our CORRESPONDENTS.
THE additional number of Original Prose Papers we have lately
ceived, many of which we trust will be found to poffels great mei calls for our fullest acknowledgement.
We have in this Number made use of as many as our room would pe mit--we have fill to announce the following for infertion in February : a. The Censor, No. 11, on Attachments. . The Continuation of the Account of Cagliostro.
Character of the English Ladies, by a Foreigner.
We decline publishing F. Montford's letter, dated January 6, Th fubje&t does not now require it.
We shall endeavour to give place to a part of G. S's article in our next.
Mary Homespan to Betsy Lavender is an unpoctical imitation of the Bat Guide.
T. L's poem on War and the folly Butcher are impraper for insertion as is the address to Miss Norris, Sohó.
The lives inscribed to H. S, Dulwich, are stolen from Goldsmith, &c.
N. B. The “ Scull's Harangue” has been millaid--perhaps thg authoréls can furnith us with another copy,
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Amidst a profusion of abstruse philosophy, and of fcholític morality, fomerking was wanting to teach the leffer duties of life, to recommend the social graces, and to orna. ment as well as bind more closely the ties which connect mankind together. Such is the general purpose of works like this; and such has been our aim from the commencement of our undertaking. A period of twenty-one years has elapsed since the Lady's Magazine was offered to the Public, and we cannot but be proud to acknowledge that the Public have received it with a generous welcome, and have bestowed an encouragement which, we hope, they are sensible we have at least-endeavoured to repay.