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THE

REFLECTOR,

QUARTERLY MAGAZINE,

ON SUBJECTS OF PHILOSOPHY, POLITICS, AND THE

LIBERAL ARTS.

· CONDUCTED BY THE EDITOR OF THE EXAMINER.

Omnis cogitatio motusque animi, aut in consiliis capiendis de rebus honestis et
pertinentibus ad bene beateque vivendum, aut in studiis scientiæ cognitionisque,
versatur,

Cicero

VOL. II.

FROM MARCH TO DECEMBER 1811, INCLUSIVE,

..? : London:
PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY JOIN HUNT, EXAMINER-OFFICE, BEAU-

FORT BUILDINGS, STRAND :--SOLD BY J. CARPENTER, OLD BOND-
STREET, AND ALL BOOKSELLERS.

1811.

NOTICE.

Túe readers of the Reflector are informed, that the next Num-
ber will take up the three months that have been suffered to elapse
during the publication, so as to make a half-yearly instead of a
quarterly Retrospect, and enable the year to conclude with the sea
cond. Volume, or four even Numbers, instead of dragging an oda
one after it in consequence of the appearance of the first Number :
last Winter. With the commencement of 1812, the REFLECTOR
(in justice to its title) will put on more staid and quarterly hu-
bits; and it is trusted, that with the promises of fresh and va. :
luable Correspondence with which the Proprietors have been
gratified, their Magazine, like other wild beginners, will become
better in every respect, as it acquires regularity. .

The present Number is short of its usual portion of imatter; ;
but this deficiency will be made up in the next Publication."

CONTENTS OF No. IV.

"Page Art. 1.-On the Favourites of Princes,

. 217 11.-On Contempt of Popularity, .

223 HII.-On the Privileges of a Pedestrian,

228 IV.-Defects in Classical Education, - - - - 232 VI.- Professor Porson Vindicated, .

236 VI.-Leiters on Biography, . . . . . 243 VII.- Why are there so few excellent Poets ? . .

- 249 TIII. On the best Means of promoting the Fundamental

Principles of the English Constitution, - - 274 IX.--Theatralia. No. 1.—Qa Garrick, and Acting, - 298

X.—The Feast of the Poets, - • - 313 XI.—Classical Antiquity of the English Language, • . 324 XII.-Reflexions on the Letters of Mademoiselle l’Espinasse, 334 XIII.-Specimens from the Writings of Fuller, the Church

Historian, - - - - - - - 342 XIII.-A Bachelor's Complaint of the Behaviour of Married

People, . . . . . u Last 349 XIV.- On the Origin, Progress, Corruptions, and gradual Improvement of Medical Science, .

339 XV.- Retrospect of Public Affairs, . . . . 356 XVI.- Project for inaking Beaux and Belles useful - . 366 XVII.- On the Change of Structure induced on Animals by Domestication, - - - • • • •

380 XVIII.- A Farewell to Tobacco, -

387 XIX.—Edax on Appetite, - - - - - 391 XIX.-Hospita on the immoderale indulgence of the Pleasures of the Palate,

397 XX.-A Day by the Fire, -

400 XXI.-Athens avd England,

419 XXII.- Retrospect of the Theatre, XXIII.-The Good Clerk,

. . . . 432 XXIV.--Short Miscellaneous Pieces, :

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