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N our Preface to last Year's MAGAZINT, we foretold what Source of Materials would be furnished us for the ensuing Year, by the then Crisis of Affairs in Europe, and the ticklish Situation of this Country, and froni
the many exact Accounts we have given of foreign and domestick Affairs, every Reader, we belicve, has found this Prophecy compleatly fulfilled. We wish we could have finished this Year with the Terms of a safe, honourable, and glorious Peace ; for our FRONTISPIECE to this Year's MAGAZINE, will shew that we are far from delighting in War. This we might probably have been enabled to do, if the surprizing and glorious Victories of the King of Prussia, had been duly feconded by the warlike Exploits of this Nation ; and this they would have been, if our military Force, by Sea and Land, had been as vigorously exerted by those who were trusted with the Execution, as the Measures for that Purpose have of late been wisely planned by those who had the Direction.
The P R E F A CE. But as Matters now stand, we can hardly expect, that our Enemies will sue for Peace, before the Trial of another Campaign ; and whilst we have such an invincible Navy upon the Ocean, this Ifand may resolutely adhere to the Maxim of the Old ROMANS, never to sue for Peace, but to grant it to a suppliant Enemy, who offers ample Satisfaction for all part Injuries, and full Security against
THEREFORE, in our MAGAZINE for the ensuing Year, we hope, our Readers will find not only more Materials, but much more satisfactory Materials, than they have found in the past. And as we have great Reason to thank them for the Indulgence they have hitherto fewn us, we Mall endeavour to deserve a Continuance of that Indulgence in Time to come.
The FRONTISPIECE exhibits PEACE fly
ing at the Approach of WAR. EACE is represented crowned with Olives, and
holding a Cornucopia in one Hand, and in the other an Olive Branch; the Boy with the Bundle of Arrows tied together, signifies Concord ; and the Figure behind, with the Lyre, signifies polite Learning; all which are flying away at the Approach of the God of War, who is advancing with his Sword drawn, and trampling on Instruments of Agriculture. The Furies follow, treading on Heaps of Dead; and in the Distance is a Town on Fire.
I. Character of the Rt. Hon. William Pitt. taph for William Coyfe ; to Mr. T.
C ο Ν Τ Ε Ν Τ S. VHARACTER of the Rt. Hon. Wil- Explanation of Cherubim
of digestion Journal of the siege of Fort St. Philip 4 in the cuckoo
30 Execution of Ravaillac
Account of the revenues and forces of
31 JOURNAL of the PROCEEDINGS and
Life of Matthew Prior, Esq;
ibid. DEBATES in the Political Clue, &c. His death and character
9-14 Account of the campaign of 1756, by the SPEECH of C. Decimius in the debate king of P
ibid. on the bill for the better encouragement Motions of the Prussian armies
33 of the seamen
34 Complaints of presled men groundless 10 Saxon ariny made prisoners
35 SPEECH of L. Trebonius Alper in fa- POETRY. The British Bucks, set to muvour of the bill
ibid. Why we have been cajoled by the French A new minuet
37 ibid. Hor, ode xv, book i, translated ibid. Reasons in support of the bill 13 Epitaph for William Coyfe ibid. Numbers of feamen loit by ill usage ibid. To Mr. T. B. B.
ibid. Which makes them averse to the service 14 Lord Weftmorland's hermitage 38 Journal of the fiege of Oswego ibid. To the fiart author of word to an allAccidents which contributed to its being thor taken
To a lady who adopted a stolen poem 40 Fort Ontario evacuated ibid. Answer to the turn-cont
ibid. Col. Mercer, the governor killed 16 Answer to a riddle
ibid. The fort surrenders
ibid. Epigrams Capitulation
Cibher's New-Year's ode
7 Importance of Oswego
ibid. Satire on women, in Greek, Latin, and Spirited behaviour of the New-Yorkilts English
28 ibid. The MONTHLY CHRONOLOGER
41 Disputes at New York
18 Admiral Byng tried and sentenced ibid. Affair of John Peter Zenger ibid. Encouragement to seamen
ibid. Soil and climate of that colony 19
Admiral Hawke arrives
ibid. of the power, state, and government of Sestions at the Old-Bailey
Fires His revenues
41 Account of the consistory ibid. New regiments raised
ibid. The pope's forces
Earthquake at Norwich
42 Accouni of the cardinals ibid. Captures from the French
ibid. One promoted by George I.
ibid. General court of the British fishery 41 Account of the Cala Santa at Naples 22 Births and burials at Amiterdam Its noble endowments ibid. Spanish convention
ibid. And bankruptcy ibid. Advice from America
ibid. The concluding WORLD 23 Marriages and births
ibid. Remarks on Macbeth
ibid. Promotions civil and military ibid. Mistakes of annotators
Alterations in the list of parliament 44 Remarks on remarks ibid. Bankrupts
ibid. A disputed passage explained 26 Course of Exchange
ibid. Illustrations thereof 27 FOREIGN AFFAIRS
45 Character of Eumolpus ibid. Of forestalling and regrating
46 Antient satire on women 28 Prices of stocks
48 Excellent advice to parents ibid. Monthly bill of mortality
ibid. We shall give a genuine account of admiral Byng's trial, as soon as we can get minutes that may be depended upon. The great number of pieces in profe and verse that we have received from our kind correspondents, pall be inserted in their due time. The Requital was not received, and Philomuse will soon have a letter from us. The lift of hips taken on both ides, will be resumed in February.
About the Middle of January was Published,
DEXES, and several other Things, neceffary to be bound up with the Volume,