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and of meeting their friends at the social board. In the struck a light, and Wilson made a constellation of it. It provinces of the kingdom people are distinguished for their || showed that gentle usage might have tamed the lion, and disinterested hospitality. The Neapolitans are possessed conferred the fame of an Orpheus upon some happy patron. of natural good sense, penetration and humour; they are|| Unhappy, indeed, is the man, however exalted his rank, naturally inclined to frankness; some of them, especially || who, having the power and opportunity, wants the judge elderly men, have often an honest bluntness of speech; || ment to smoothen the way of a Wilson. their shrewd and expressive eyes are often, however, the “ Alas! he way too great to grovel; he felt that the only vehicles of conveying their sentiments, and a mute | paltry distinctions of fortune sunk into contempt before conversation is carried on between two persons, of which a the riches of the mind. He wanted that yielding spirit bystander who is not initiated in the mysteries of this tele- || which is due from the individual to the order of society and graphic communication, has not the least suspicion. Their || his own happiness, and disregarded the sober conformity pantomime is excellent; they always accompany their ll of his better judgment to the ways of the world. words with gestures expressive of their ideas. Their re " Upon this fatal reply to the message of the committee partees are generally ready and appropriate-even the laz- || may have greatly depended the ill success of his future enzaroni shine in them. Under the last occupation by the deavours, to which he became a martyr. The members French, a general of that nation just arrived at Naples had opposed him with his patrons, which, added to his spurning his trunk carried to the hotel by a porter; on the fellow's rather than conciliating, the esteem of Sir Joshua Reyrequest of a certain remuneration, which the Frenchman | nolds, and the want of that better judgment in society which considered too much, the latter said he was well aware that now prevails, proved fatal to him. Naples was a den of thieves; the lazzarone shrugged up his “ As the fortunes of Wilson declined (I had it from one shoulders, and with a half sly, half simple look, turned to l who, when living, knew him intimately,) his manners and one of his comrades who was standing by, “ Non te l'aggio | language became gross and depraved; of which his appearditto," said he, “ che non ce ne stanno chiu a Parigi de ance, as he grew old, partook. His nose became very large mariuoli, so tutti benuti ca Did I not tell you that and red, so much so, that boys in the street would call after there are no longer any thieves at Paris, for they are all him · Nosey,' with which he was greatly annoyed. come here ?"

" These adverse points in the person and character of (To le continued.)

Wilson, arose probably from a degradation as naturally attendant upon sinking into poverty, as their antagonist vices are upon the degenerating influence of extreme riches; and

are too salutary and instructive to be lost sight of morally, Some Account of the Life of Richard Wilson, Esq. R.A.

I even in the character of the most eminent. with Testimonies to his Genius and Memory, and Remarks “ Old Mr. Taylor, who copied the portrait after Mengs, on his Landscapes, &c. &c. Collected and Arranged by

under Wilson's own eye, says it was the custom, according

to the sociable manner of the day, for himself, Wilson, T. Wright, Esg. London: Messrs. Longman and Co. Hayman, Dr. Chauncey, and other artists and gentlemen

attached to literature and art, to hold a meeting or club ASSURED that this memoir would excite unusual

at the Turk's Head, in Gerrard Street, at which halt a interest, we were copious in our extracts in the last pint of wine was the allowance, and it was never observed number. We again recur to the subject with plea

that Wilson (however irregular on other occasions) was to be sure, and beg to submit for the gratification of our

tempted to exceed this quantity. It was here that Hay

man, one evening, rallying Wilson, by assigning to him readers, one or two specimens of the anecdotes and the palm of dissoluteness, was retorted upon by Dr. Chaunstories which are scattered amidst its pages, that it cey, to whom he had appealed, by the reply, “It must be may be known, that the volume contains sufficient to

confessed, Hayman, that what you say of Wilson would be

true, if we put yourself out of the question.' interest the general reader, as well as the amateur of

“The Turk's Head, in Gerrard Street, was celebrated art :

for two clubs or societies, the one literary, the other of “ Wilson returned from Italy, impressed with his own artists; and Wilson would, in his characteristic inanner, powers, and in some contempt, not perbaps totally unme point out to a brother artist any unknown member of the rited, of his contemporaries. His return excited some former, who chanced to pass, by whispering, .There goes interest, and much criticism in the coteries of art, at that one of the Sapientia.' Trivial as such expressions may time, and those artists, &c., who then constituted them- || appear, they are indicative of the character and manner of selves what they called a Committee of Taste, and led the the man-they are often free notices of internal feeling. understanding of the public in art, sat in judgment several " At one of the meetings at the Turk’s Head, Cosway, times upon him, and came to a resolution, purporting: the Academician, who had been at court, attended in all • That the manner of Mr. Wilson was not suited to the the gay costume of the drawing-room, with pink heels to English taste, and that if be hoped for patronage, he must his shoes, &c., but the room was so full he could not find a change it for the lighter style of Zucarelli.' They voted place. What,' said Frank Hayman, can nobody make iness to Mr. W., that Mr. Penny (the acade

ade- / room for the little monkey?' Wilson laughed, and exmician who painted a fac-simile of the Death of Wolfe, claimed, Good G-d! how times and circumstances are &c.) should be deputed to communicate the resolution to changed; sure, the world is turned topsy-turvy,-formerly Mr. W., which was done accordingly. Wilson, who was the monkey rode the bear, but here we have the bear upon painting at the time, heard it in silence, went on with his the monkey.' This set the table in a roar, in which Haywork, but soon turned round, and very coolly, and in t man joined heartily, and rising, shook hands with Cosway, most contemptuous manner, gave such an answer to Mr. who received him with the greatest familiarity and politePenny, as sufficiently showed the thorough indifference in ness, and instantly every chair in the room was at bis serwhich he held this self-constituted Committee of Taste. vice.

“ Notwithstanding the contempt which he showed for “Does not this speak volumes in favour of the feelings this decision upon the merit of his works, Wilson is said to l of all parties? Is it not the way to that communion of have taken the hint in improving his style; a strong proof minds, which by gentle collison, promotes the polish, and of the power of his judgment colliding against the hard sub- || sharpens the wits, of man? Oppose it to our refinestance of his temperament and prejudice, for he had looked || ment in manners;-how miserable is the contrast of that with partiality at the sombre Rembrandt. The committee morbid military sensibility and barbarous politeness which Sir,

puts down collision of mind, and might, in the above case, || should be mentioned, as it will be preserved as a monument have deprived society of the lives and talents of two wor of his genius, to the discredit of Macklin, and the shame of thy men?"

Bartolozzi, we refer to the plate of “The Holy Family,” en(To be continued.)

graved by W. Sharp, from the picture painted for the Historic Gallery. Sharp was employed by the proprietor of this Gallery to engrave a plate from this picture by Sir Joshua Reynolds, and produced a work, which for light,

shadow, brilliancy, and all the highest attributes of the arts THE LATE WM. SHARP, THE ENGRAVER. was inimitable. An hundred proofs were taken from this

plate, and some few impressions, when Bartolozzi under

took at the instance of Macklin to improve it, by nearly Had we received an earlier intimation of the decease of obliterating the lines, and converting it into a dotted enthis distinguished artist, we should have offered a longer graving. Not content with this, the vain engraver had the memoir of his ingenious career than the present occasion presumption to alter the character of the heads by Sir will afford. William Sharp was born about the year 1749.

Joshua, substituting the feeble expression and insipid His father, a gun-maker of respectability, lived in Haydon gusto of his own for the originality and energy of this great Yard, Minories. He showed an early predilection for painter's conception ! drawing, and was apprenticed to Mr. Longmate, we believe

(To be continued.) a bright engraver residing near the Royal Exchange. At the expiration of his services, it is said he continued to work in the shop of his master, when marrying, he commenced business for himself, and opened a shop, as a wri

TO THE ting engraver, in Bartholomew Lane, where he long resided,

EDITOR OF THE SOMERSET HOUSE GAZETTE. and had much encouragement. We have his shop card, engraved by himself, which is superior in taste and execution to that of Hogarth, which has so often been the subject

In perusing your Gazette of last Saturday, and casting of observation among the collectors of graphic curiosities. Mr. Sharp, has often said, even latterly, that his first

my eyes over the extract taken from Mr. Dallaway's Work,

relative to the pictures by L. da Vinci, I perceived there essay in engraving was made upon a pewter pot. His

was a trifling inaccuracy in the statement (of the names) of friends would have qualified this assertion, by substituting

the possessors of his paintings; the celebrated one of a silver tankard, but our artist loved truth, and insisted on

" Christ disputing with the Doctors," and supposed to be the veracity of this humble commencement. We cannot at present refer to dates, but somewhere

in the most perfect state of preservation of any of his comabout 1782 it seems he disposed of his shop, commenced a

position pictures, is no longer in the collection of Lord

Northwick, it having been purchased a few months ago by higher department of art, and resided in a private house at Vauxhall, where he began to engrave from the superior

the Rev. Holwell Carr, for the sum, as I have been told, of

£2600, and is now in that gentleman's Gallery, consisting paintings of the old masters. His merit began to display itself in the Novelists' Maga-||

principally of the finest productions of the Italian school. zine, for which work, published by Harrison, in Paternoster

| If you think any of your readers will feel an interest in this Row, he executed some plates, from the designs of Stothard.

communication, I hope you will not withhold it from them. Mossrs. Heath, Angus, and Hall, contributed their talents

I am, Sir, at the same period to the graphic illustration of this very

Your obedient servant, interesting octavo work. We could name twenty distinguished contemporaries lately living, who, on comparing notes

PHILOGRAPHICE. when youngsters, were accustomed to go to Paternoster-row on the morning of publication, and purchase a monthly number of the Novelists' Magazine, wet from the press. To these volumes thus published, may be traced the origin of those

ENGRAVERS IN ENGLAND. beautifully illustrated books, brought out periodically, which have since raised the reputation of the British Press. Sharp contributed one print to Southwell's folio family Bible. To the Editor of the Somerset House Gazette. . “ Moses striking the Rock.” Among the finest of his works we may mention “The Doc

Sir, tors of the Church, disputing upon the Immaculateness of || The liberal, candid, and independent spirit which chathe Virgin,” from the picture by Guido, which in drawing, || racterise the pages of the “ Somerset House Gazette" on and fine execution, is superior to the plate from the same || all subjects of art that come under its notice, and the extenpictures by Chevalier Dorigny.

sive services which it has rendered to our native school, The plate from Mr. West’s - King Lear in the Storm," is | claims the thanks of all British artists, and the esteem of also a masterly example of line engraving, and worthy of || all lovers of the various departments of the fine arts which any foreign school. A proof of this plate has long pro- || they profess. duced ten guineas.

As a professor of the English school of engraving, then, No line engraver has been more successful in copying the || Mr. Editor, allow me to subscribe my grateful acknowledge original feeling of Sir Joshua Reynolds. The portrait of ments for the handsome manner in which you have asserted Mr. John Hunter. the great anatomist, is perhaps one of the claims of the ingenious who have successfully cultivated the finest prints in n the world.

that arduous study.-It could not have found a more able The magnificent print of “St.Cecilia,” from Dominichino, advocate. is another example of his great and masterly hand. We | It would be no easy matter to discover how it has hapknow not where to point to a more bold and effective spe Il pened that engraving should have been held so cheap in cimen of the calcographic art.

the public estimation in this country, when it has been “ The Witch of Endor," from the impressive picture by

garded in so superior, and at the same time in so just a Mr.West, may be instanced as another splendid effort of his light, abroad. One cause, however, of its low state of graving tool.

depreciation, and that perhaps the most material, may be One of his works, however, of surpassing excellence, ll traced to the narrow views of the original founders of the

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Royal Academy, chiefly composed of painters, who, in their painters, when devouring time has left no traces of their over-ween

eening notions of their own superiority, as well as Il pencils. the superiority of their art, thought fit to throw a stigma " In modelling the plan of their Academy, I had the boupon engraving, by excluding its professors from a partici- | nour, as I was informed, to be particularly remembered by pation in the honours of a seat in that national institution. || them. At length, the more effectually to prevent every

Far be it from me to assert that the same claims upon | chance that I might have of partakin the honours they mankind for the honours bestowed upon painting, can be | were sharing, it was proposed that nothing less than a toual set up for engraving; for, compared with the painter, the exclusion of engravers should take place. Amazing, that engraver must always hold a subservient rank. It would men, who pretended to promote the fine arts, and reflect be vain for the greatest engraver that the world ever pro- honour upon the King, could have the clirontery to present

same extent of genius and the public with a regulation equally contradictory and ungeneral mental powers, were called sorth to engrave such a just! picture as the Last Judginent, by Michael Angelo, or the "When men are guided by false and underhand motives, Last Supper, by Lionardo da Vinci, that would be required to they meet with eternal embarrassments, and are ever recompose such stupendous works. Yet, to hold such artists I duced to act with inconsistency. No sooner had the acadeas a Marc Antonio or an Audran, cheap, who could tran | micians passed this law, which in a manner gave the lie to slate these sublime productions with perfection in their || the royal establishment, and which excluded every ingeown art, and to the approval and even admiration of these || nious engraver and native of this kingdom, than they adgreat paint

uld be a presunption indeed. | mitted anons them M. Bartolozzi an en raver and a soYou will perceive, Sir, that I have borrowed from your | reigner. The bitter to cover this glaring partiality, they style of reasoning in behalf of my profession. I could not pretended to receive him as a painter, and insisted us on find a more powerful authority, and fervently do I wish his firnishing them with a picture, at the opening of their you would again take up the subject.

Il exhibition. This artist, insensible to that regard which he Your Somerset House Gazette” of last Saturday, has an owed to his own profession, had the humility to comply with article on the engravings of Sir Robert Strange, the reading this collusion; and notwithstanding he was supposed by of which urzed me to offer you this, which I submit to your many to have had the assistance of his countryman, M. Ciapproval, alteration, or rejection. In that article it is Il priani, he produced a specimen, as a painter, from which he observed, " Bartolozzi was, I think, a member of the Royal acquired no honour, tor it was by far inferior to the geneAcademy: this is said to have given great offence to rality of his works as an engraver. Strange, who was unsuccessful in his attempts to be ad. “The Academicians soon felt the disapprobation of the mitted a member of that body, particularly, as it was noto- | public: their proceedings were

hly condemned ; rious that the picture which the former painted as the and the real friends of the King regretted his having had preliminary to his academical honours, was either wholly I such advisers. executed, or at least touched up by Canaletti (Cipriani)." " To cover, therefore, their reprehensible conduct, they

Mr. Strange (afterwards Sir Robert) was said to be very had the toeanness to propagate a falsehood, viz. that they ill used by the artists of his day, and in consequence wrote had copied this part of their institution, which regarded a book, entitled, “ An Inquiry into the Rise and Establish the exclusion of engravers, from the royal academy of paint. ment of the Royal Academy," to which was prefixed a long ing at Paris. This they did when, at the same time, every letter to the Earl of Bute. This volume, of nearly 150 one of them knew, that I had been received a member of pages on the subject, was printed in 1775, and is now be- | that academy, as an engraver. come a literary curiosity.,

“This imposition being soon detected, they asterwards On the establishment of the Royal Academy, it was pretended that they had followed the example of the acadetermined by its code of laws, that the engravers should demy of S. Luke at Rome. Here, indeed, they had some not be eligible to a seat in its body. The mere title of

but even this did not

ect them. Every associate being the utmost honour that this national insti one knows that the art of engraving, since the days of Marc tution would confer on a member of that profession.

Antonio, was never properly cultivated by the Romans. Strange, roused by this unexpected side blow upon the But was this a reason for excluding it from the Royal Acareputation of his art, attacked the Royal Academy, demy of London ? Several of the leading members of that then newly formed, and expressed his opinion at what he academy at Rome, with whom I was well acquainted, frethus considered an act of great injustice, with becoming I quently lamented to me, that this art had not met with spirit. It would naturally excite the indignation of an proper attention in their academy. What a pity, the man of artist of his very superior talent, he being indisputably the taste will say, that engraving was not included in the Rogreatest engraver that this country had then produced, and man, as well as in the Parisian, institution! Had Rome scarcelv inferior to the best in Europe, to see an institu- ll produced her Audrans, her Edelinksa&c. how many of the tion, created under the immediate sanction and protection finest works of fancy would have been preserved, which of the King, for the avowed purpose of benefiting the fine tiine has now destroyed! And the man of a commercial turn arts, by bestowing distinctions on the professors, and to find | will say, what riches would not such productions have that his profession was to be excepted, and by one act of brought into Italy, from all parts of the world! There is, this body, marked with public degradation.

however, a circunstance which I must mention, to the hoAfter a circumstantial account of the forming of the Roral Il nour of the Romans, viz. that at the very

at at the very time when these Academy, with severe animadversions upon most of the academicians of London were meditating to seclude me froin members, many of whom certainly were of no great note; the public attention, upon iny return to my country, that of such mediocre talents, indeed, as to excite surprise at very academy of S. Luke at Rome, which they pretended their arrogance and self-conceit for thus excluding the || to imitate, did, in a full assembly of their body, over-rule engrayers from a seat in their society, Mr. Strange pro the laws of their institution, and admitted me a member of ceeds with the following expose of their transactions, upon that academy, solely from the merit which they were pleased which I shall hereafter trouble you with my own opinions, to ascribe to me as an engraver. This fact, I fatter myself, and a few words upon the subject of inquiry, why engravers is favourable to the art of engraving: it is a proof that this are still shut out from a seat in the Royal Academy: respectable body thought it deserving of every honour in

" The next step of our academicians was more alarming, their power, although it had not been originally cultivated and affected me more particularly than any thing they had by their academy. vet done. It was an attack upon the art of engraving: all ** Our academicians being thus driven from the shelter profession which will transmit to posterity the works of || they had taken at Paris and Rome, it became necessary for

them to assign other reasons to the public, for having ex academy. He could easily have obliterated the unhappy cluded engravers. They therefore said, -that engravers || divisions, which a few designing men had raised up. He were men of no genius,-servile copiers.-and consequently could have united the arts, and have protected them in all not fit to instruct in a royal academy. This, ton, I am sorry their branches. The artists of every profession, who had to say it, was the language, as I was informed, held by their any claim to true merit, wished for nothing more : they president. In short, every odium that could be devised, would have gone hand in hand with bim, in doing honour was thrown upon this art; and those who professed it were

( were || to themselves, to this country, and above all to the roval held out to the public, as too contemptible to merit the at institution. But we are left to lament that he adopted tention of this establishment.

measures not his own, and supported a plan that was dic“ I shall, indeed, so far agree with the Royal Academi tated by seltishness, ambition and resentment: a plan cians, that engravery in general are not qualified to instruct which confined royal munificence to sorty men, and many in an academy, no more than portrait painters, landscape of those the most indifferent artists in the kingdom, whilst painters, miniature painters, coach painters, &c. of which a number of ingenious ones were not only excluded, but this academy is chiefly composed. It is well known that in their characters most shamefully depreciated. all academies, properly regulated, the task of instructing 6. Not being able to defend their conduct, the academiis reserved for liistorical-painters and sculptors only: so cians found themselves under the humiliating necessity of that, in reality, if we set aside the foreigners, of whom one repealing their law, with regard to the exclusion of enis an engraver, who are adopted to instruct in this academy, gravers. But what was the consequence? The remedy

our Royal Academicians who are properly became worse than the disease. To save appearances qualified to instruct, or capable of drawing a figure, with the public, they now resolved to admit a certain number either propriety, taste, or elegance. Examine their works,

of engravers; but still to bring, as much as possible, the and let their merits be put to the test. Nothing less than

art into contempt. Care was therefore taken, that the the illiberal treatment I have received from them could | mode of admission should eftectually excluule every enhave forced me to arraign their abilities before the public. graver, who has any of that conscious pride, which the Let the public therefore decide between us.

better artists always possess. These engravers are not to “I could pardon the generality of these academicians, be admitted academicians, as in the royal academy of who certainly have no claim with posterity, for passing ll paint

painting at Paris, but termed associates. At the same time whatever laws were proposed by their leaders, howsoever

leaders, howsoever la law was passed, by which engravers are expressly exinconsistent or improper; but when I see an artist of supe cluded from every advantage or honour in the academy. rior merit justily such proceedings, I confess I am much To complete what they had begun, and to throw the last surprised. Such reflections must appear to every candid odium, that could be devised, on this profession ; --the judge, not only an attack upon the reputation of the living, | diplomas of the academicians were signed by the King, but upon the memory of inany ingenious engravers, who | and by which they were created Esquires; whereas thosc had been esteemed as ornaments in the ages in which they

I given to the engravers were conceived in the humblest lived. I believe I may so far acquit Sir Joshua Reynolds,

terms, and signed only by their president and secretary. as not to charge him with being the proposer of the exclu

(To be continued.) sion; he having only given his assent to what was urged by others. But this was a great deal too much if his heart condemned it.

.. FAREWELL TO GREECE. "Nobody knew better, or has more experienced, than Sir Joshua Reynolds, the importance of engraving; and especially in a country where the arts, yet in their infancy, were

FAREWELL for ever, classic Land now to be improved by a school of painting. What idea can

Or Tyrants and of Slaves! the reader form of a set of men, who, laying aside that re

My homeward path lies far away gard which they owed to the arts in general, and honour of

Over the dark blue waves ;the Sovereign, were on this occasion so totally insensible of

And where I go, no marble fanes what could not but affect their own reputation ? I appeal to

From myrtle steeps arise, their understandings, whether perpetuating the merit of

Nor shincth there such fervid sung their works to posterity, supposing them to be men of abi

· From such unclouded skies ;lities, must not, in a great measure, depend upon the persection of engraving, an art, which they meant to disgrace

But yet, the earth of that dear land, by this exclusion ?

Is holier earth to me, " Since the memorable era of the revival of the arts, in

Than thine, immortal Marathon! the fifteenth century, I know no painter, the remembrance

Or thine, Thermopylæ! of whose works will depend more on the art of engraving

For there my fathers' ashes rest, than that of Sir Joshua Reynolds. This was not the case

And living hearts there bewith the great masters, Titian, Rubens. Vandyke, &c.

Warm living hearts, and loving ones, Their works have stood the test of ages, and yet they were

That still remember me. munificent patrons of the arts in every branch, and in none

And oh! the land that welcometh more than that of engraving. How shall posterity judge of

To one such bosom shrine; the venerality of Sir Joshua's works, but by the prints

Though all beside were ruin'd, lost, which shall be transmitted from them? And had he reared up, under the protection of the Royal Academy, an Ede

That land would still be mine,link, a Pontius, a Bolswert, with what superior advantage

Ay, mine-albeit the breath of life would he have appeared ? I am very conscious of the merit

Not there I breathed firstof this artist, and on all occasions do it ample justice. The

Ay, mine-albeit with barrenness ideas which he adopts from the great masters, the agreeable

And polar darkness curst. adjustment of many of his figures, and the natural ease and

The Bird that wanders all day long, grace which he generally introduces into his portraits, are

At sunset seeks her nesthighly worthy of admiration.

I've wander'd long-My native home, " No man could have wished for a fairer opportunity of

Now take me to thy rest. doing himself credit, by serving the arts essentially, than Sir Joshua had, when he was made president of the royal

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To expatiate anon the originality of style, the fertility of ima. gination, the fidelity of character, the force of expression, or the endless variety displayed inthe unique designs of this Artist, would be needless; for the political works of Gillray are almost as gene. rally known, not only in England, but on the Continent, and other foreign parts, as the events that gave them birth. Even the humorous designs of his prolific pencil, though characteristic of English manners, contain so much of " graphic point," that like the humour of his great predecessor Hogarth, they speak a language intelligible to the whole world-hence, these are equally, with his political subjects, sought by the foreign collector.

By the English people then, a republication from the choicest plates, designed by their ingenious conntryman, of sufficient dimensions to convey the entire spirit of the originals, cannot, we presume, be received with indifference. Many of the plates of G:LLRAY are become scarce, some are worn out or destroyed, and the expence of making even a selection from his best designs, amounts to a sum, which but a small proportion of the admirers of his talent and humour could conveniently spare. The work proposed, will comprise enough of the POLITICAL, to form a connerting chain of history, during the adıninistration of the illustrious Pitt, and his able compeers : aud of the HUMOUROUS, sufficient to prove that to genius, every epoch affords enough of absurdity, inconsisteney, and folly, to excite the laughter, pity, or contempt of mankind.

This work will contain all the best designs of this celebrated Caricaturist; and will be published in Monthly Parts, each part to contain Nine Coloured Plates, printed on Imperial Quarto, with descriptive letter-press, price 10s. 60, each Part: and will, it is expected, be completed in Nine or Ten Parts.-London: Published by John Miller, 5, New Bridge-street ; William Blackwood, Bdin. burgh; and Sold by all Booksellers.

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