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destruction of barbarous nations, that civilised ones may supply their place, as we praise the hand that roots up weeds in order to low grain: but when this order is reversed, there is occasion for poignant regret; and we are dubious which to prefer, the good sense of our ancestors, or our own fenfibility.
The debates on the constitution of the Scottish burghs presented a singular scene.-Great numbers of the most respectable people in that country figned petitions for redress; yet the minister, the former friend of a parliamentary reform, did not support their claims ; and the secretary, with his coadjutor, treated them with contempt.
Let it not be supposed from this, and our remarks on some other transactions of this fellion of parliament, that we mean to contribute in the smallest degree to the murmurs of dissatisfaction. If any man imagine himself a better friend to the public tranquillity, he errs. But that there are discontents it would be ridiculous to deny; and, in our opinion, small concessions and conciliations are absolutely necessary to the national peace. That obstinacy which excites opposition, that contempt which kindles rage, are dangerous weapons to weild at this enlightened period. In former ages it might be a prudent maxim to yield nothing, that nothing might be expected; but maxims must
vary with times. If our parties be kept at such extreme distance, that the one seems to shelter itself under despotic power, and the other to fly to republicanism, the collision, if they encountered, must be dreadful. It is surely the duty of every friend to his country, to recommend some conceffions on the part of power ; temper and content to the other fide; moderation to all. The Spartan king, who diminished his own power in order to render it more lasting, may be recommended as a model to rulers, who ought to treat those who offer reasonable requests as their friends and brothers, and not to excite accumulated vengeance by a ftern refusal of the smalleft conceffion, far less to obtrude upon the public patience by such unwise obduracy at a critical period.
In regard to the two other kingdoms of this empire, Ireland acquired so many advantages lately by a patriotic parliament, that the has every reason to be contented and happy : but Scotland, as we are concerned to observe from some period. ical publications of that country, and to learn from intelligent natives ,complains much of old fetters on her commerce and improvement, not yet removed, and of the marked neglect Thewn to her interests. The despotism of last century, and Iwo rebellions of a part of her people in this, rendered Scot,
land so tame, that she has long regarded any opposition to the minister, as an act of sedition carefully to be avoided, left the memory of her rebels Thould recur. Now becoming more industrious and enlightened, she begins to know her real interests, and to apprize all the blessings of freedom.
The parliament of Ireland has extended liberal indulgences to the Roman catholics of that kingdom, by establishing the legality of intermarriage between them and the protestants, by admitting them to the profession of the law, and the benefit of education, and by removing all restrictions upon their industry in trade and manufacture. A reciprocal preference in the corn trade with Britain has been established. Further progress has been made in checking the immoderate use of fpirituous liquors; and some wise institutions have been or. dained for the regulation of charitable foundations.
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N DE X.
Anecdotes of W. Pitt, earl of Chat-
Aristarchus, or the principles of com-
Arithmetical preceptor, the,
Arius flain, and Socinus mortally
Attention to the instruction of the
Agatelle, or the Bath anniver.
versity of Oxford,
the nature, defects, and abuses of
THARGE intended to have been
delivered to the clergy of Nor-
wich, at the primary visitation of
George, Jord bishop of that diocese,
-delivered to the elergy of
the diocese of Llanduff. By R. Wat-
sou, bishop of Llandaff,
Chart and scale of truth, by which to
find the scale of error,
Colle&anea ad botanicam chemicam Elay on duelling,
180 Examination into the increale of the
revenue, commerce, &c. of Great
mere pretences to religion, 108 'Extracts and observations on the flavio
447 taining, in prose, 354. In versc, ib.
Airford, in Glouceiterfhire, ac-
Female geniad, the,
cducation, sketches of,
literary intelligence, 99
323 Fortune, instances of the mutability of,
284 French revolution, bittorical sketch of
Friendship, the triumphs of, 234
Enera infectorum Linnæi & Fa.
bricii iconibus, illuftrata a Jo.
Government, principles of, deduced
355 22.-II, Marriage; III, Foster age;
1c9 Vows; VII. Punishments, ibid. -
281 VII. Larceny, with an extract;
Errupriety of fixing
of flaves; XII. Persons miling;
Ackington (James), memoirs of
ou fragmens d'un journal qui a été
fait pour l'education des enfans de
from P. Stockdale to G. Sharp,
to the inhabitants of Warwick,
to the bishop of Llanraff, 229
from Timothy Soberfides to j.
to the rev. E. Holder, ibid,
to Ch. Ja. Fox, on libels, 236
to the students of divinity of
the diocese of Chester,
to every housekeeper in Lon.
from a gentleman in Lanca-
shire to his friend in the East Indies,
from Mr, Burke to sir Hercules
to the societies of united Irish-
to the right hon. Wm. Pitt, on
his plan for discharging the national
to Mr. Paine on his late publi-
Moore, on their proposals for pub-
to the bishop of Chester on the
removal of poor children to the ma-
nufactories at Manchester, &c. 359
of advice from a French de.
mocrat to an English revolutionist,
to the right hon. Wm. Pitt on
a tax for railing 6,000,000l to be
employed in loans to industrious
in answer to Paine's rights of
London (new) medical journal, vol. 1.
405.-Case of a bony excrescence on
the inside of the jaw, 406.--Case of
Dasal hæmorrhage, with petechiæ,