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ZINE, again requires that we should look back upon a work which has
been gradually produced as the last year was passing away, to see what new obligacions we owe to our friends, and how we have attempted to deserve them.
The public events that have taken place during the laft twelve months, are so numerous and fo important, that more than the usual proportion of each number has been appropriated to record them. It must, indeed, be confessed, that in recording these we have recorded the sufferings and the disgrace of our country s but they were not less neceffary to be known, because the knowledge of them was less pleasing ; and we hape that in this respect we have a clain to the fame merit as he who hangs out a beacon on the rock that has destroyed one veffel, in order that it may be avoided by others. But we have not only. Thewn in the conduct of our own nation what should be avoided; we have shewn in the conduct of another what should be perfued. The King of Prusia by the fagacity and fecrecy of his councils, by the speed and the vigour with which they have been carried into action, and the publication of the chicanery and perfidy which he had detected, has afforded such materials for forming a fyftem of government equally glorious to the prince, and advantageous to the people, as perhaps are not to be found in any history of former times.
But though our principal attention has been neceffarily drawn to these particulars, yet we have ftill maintained that intercourse of knowledge, which by the favour of our friends, we fave been long able to carry on between the learned of many diftant countries, of whose casual productions our work has been long the "repository. For natural history and antiquities, the volume io which this is the preface, is distinguished in a particular manner, there being many articles in these branches of learning which would do honour to any, work, not only because they are in themselves curious and important, but because they were communicated to us by gentlemen who have been long eminent as members of the most learned focieties in Europe, before they were published in any other work. The memoirs of philosophical societies, in which new inventions and improvements are recorded, are usually published at distant periods, and then it has happened that the inven. tion has been known to a neighbouring nation before it has been published in our own; and as often as this has been the case, they have affumed, the honour of the invention; and by first communicating it to the world from the press, have secured to themselves what they have fo injuriously purloined froin us, A remarkable instance of this happened very lately: Mr Sayory invented a new method of measuring small angles in the heavens, and communicated it to the Regal Society at London, but before it was published in the Transactions, an account of it was transmitted to France, upon which one Bouguer arrogated the invention to himself, and first published it under the title of The New Heliometer. The invention was then claimed by Savory, but Bouguer ftill infifted it was his own, notwithstanding the remonftrances of the society and every other possible proof that Savery had communicated it to the society here before it was heard of in France.
It has therefore been thought necessary to give such articles a more fpeedy publication, and upon this occasion we desire to express our gratitude to thole who bave chosen our work for this purpose in preference to any other'; in this respect we are ready to acknowledge that they beltow the very, merit which they reward, and by one donation produce the superiority which induces them to honour us with another. In return for these favours and many others, we can only aeknowledge our obligation, and promise that we will in that part of the work which is our own, howeyer small, inviolately preserve the stricteft regard to trath, and relate whatever is alledged in any contest that excites the publiek at." tention, and whatever events may bring honour or disgrace upon those who shall transact the public affairs of this kingdom, with the most dispassionate impartiality, equally uninfluenced both by hope and fear, without attachment to any party, or implicit confidence in any person. 206-14
To Mr URBAN, on compleating the Twenty Sixth V8
lume of the GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE.
RBAN! fill faithful to the changing Age,
The World beholds its Image in thy Page ;
O could thy Hand, with honeft Pride record,
That future Tears may wonted Honours yield. ******************** *******
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