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THE

INVESTIGATOR.

VOL. I.

MAY AND SEPTEMBER, 1820.

“ Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things
are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever
things are of good report.”

LONDON:

Printed by James Moyes, Greville Street,
FOR THOMAS AND GEORGE UNDERWOOD,

32, FLEET STREET ;
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WAUGH AND INNES, EDINBURGH; TAYLOR, CHURCH STREET, LIVER-
POOL; AND TO BE HAD OF ALL BOOKSELLERS IN TOWN AND COUNTRY.

1820.

PREFACE

We now commit the first volume of our work to the continued kindness of an indulgent public. In the second part of it they will find that we have introduced some important alterations, and, we flatter ourselves, improvements. It was our wish to have given a complete catalogue of books, as they were published and announced for publication; but finding, that notwithstanding the exclusion of entire classes as inconsistent with our plan, it would be impossible to keep pace with the teeming population of the press, we have abandoned the design; and, omitting altogether the announcement of works preparing for publication, as leading, in a quarterly publication, but to needless repetitions, we have considerably abridged the other department, by the exclusion of minor articles. At the suggestion of several of our friends rather advanced in life, it is our intention also, in the next number of our work, to print the provincial and miscellaneous intelligence,-now also considerably retrenched, by the omission of notices of less general interest,-in a larger type. The nature of the publication renders it impossible to give, as we should have wished, the index to the volume with its last part; but it will regularly be published with the first Number of the succeeding volume.

With a deep sense of the liberal reception which has been given to our labours, we now take leave of our readers, with one observation, calculated to meet an objection that has been

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