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THE

OXFORD REVIEW;

OR

LITERARY CENSOR:

CONTAINING

ANALYSES, CRITICISMS, AND NOTICES

ОР

NEW BOOKS,

DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN.

VOL. 1.

JANUARY TO JUNE 1807.

Orford :

PRINTED AND SOLD BY

SLATTER AND MUNDAY, HIGH-STREET:

SOLD ALSO BY

RICHARD PHILLIPS, BRIDGE-STREET, LONDON ;

AND BY ALL OTHER BOOKSELLERS.

ADVERTISEMENT.

Tue patronage with which The Oxford Review has been honoured warrants the expectation that it will enjoy a long and prosperous existence. Its circulation is at present not exceeeded ly more than one of the Reviews pullished in the Metropolis; and if its Conductors may calculate on an increase in the number of its patrons, in the ratio in which they have latterly been able to add to the numler and obvious ability of their Critical Corps, ihis Review will ere long enjoy a repulation as extensive and as pre-eminent as that of the ancient and honoured University whence it derives its

name,

The completion of the first volume affords a suitable opportunity for comparing the professions under which its Conductors first invited the attention of the Pullic, with their subsequent performance.

It will be found that they have given a full, candid and honest account of the books which have been published during the last six months ; that the several articles afford clearer views of the contents of the various pullications than perhaps are to be met with in any other Critical Journal; and that none of their criticisms have violated good manners, or outraged public decency ly personal animosity or party rancour,

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