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V. Puncis


ChrrinciplGeology. By C. Lyell, Esq. F. R. S. &c.


VI. Un incariconomy, in connexion with the Moral State and

Prospects of Society. By Thomas Chalmers, D. D. 371

VII. Fauna Boreali-Americana : or the Zoology of the Northern

Parts of British America. Part Second. The Birds. By

W. Swainson, Esq., F. R. S., &c., and J. Richardson,

M. D. F. R. S., &c., Surgeon and Naturalist to the Ex-

pedition. Illustrated by numerous Plates and Wood-



VIII. Narrative of a Visit to the Courts of Russia and Sweden, in

the years 1830 and 1831. By Captain C. Colville Frank-

land, R. N.

• 399

IX. Saturday Evening. By the Author of “ The Natural His-

tory of Enthusiasm."

- 407



JANUARY, 1832.

Arr. I.-The Working Man's Companion.The Rights of Industry:

addressed to the Working Men of the United Kingdom. By the Author of “ The Results of Machinery.” §. 1.-Capital and La

bour. 12mo, pp. 213. London: Knight. 1831. In commencing the first volume of this journal for the new year,a year that will most probably form one of the most memorable epochs in the annals of the constitution,--we deem it necessary unequivocally to announce the line of action, which, so far as politics are concerned, we are determined to pursue. The time has gone by, when the interests of literature alone could be exclusively attended to in a publication of this description. They shall undoubtedly continue, as they ought to do, to form a prominent object of The MONTHLY REVIEW ; but considering the agitation that prevails in all ranks of society, the preparations which are making for fundamental and wide-spreading changes, not only in the constitution of parliament, but in that of the church, and' in every branch of the state, we cannot but sympathise in the feelings of our fellow citizens, and assist them, as far as we can, in the right formation of their opinions, and the safe reduction of those opinions to practice.

We have been often asked to what school of politics we belong, were we whigs or tories, reformers or revolutionists; or were we independent enough to entertain our own ideas upon every subject, and to express them with the courage and the candour of men, who know how to avoid the extremes of licentiousness upon one side, and of servility upon the other ? Our answer is, that we are pledged only to one general principle,-the repeal of all laws which are in any manner inconsistent with the welfare of the community ; that we belong to no school of abstract theories; and that we shall support, and, in return, accept assistance from, every man, or set of mer,

vol. 1. (1832.) no. 1.


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