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HE PUPLISHERS of the BOSTON MAGAZINE
present their grateful acknowledgements to their cuftomers;And, while they thank them for their favours, beg leave to express a consciousness of having done the best in their power to fulfil their own engagements, and render the work equally entertaining and accceptable to the public. The very favourable reception it hath met with is evidenced by the encreasing number of subscribers, and amply rewards their attention and affiduity.
Original pieces compofe one third of the Volume, which, to fay nothing of their merit, make up an equal proportion with the European Publications of the fame kind, and is as much as can be expected from a new country, juft emerging from the calamities of war, in the dawn of public literature> and amidst a variety of scenes fitted to engage the attention of people, many of whom, at a feafon of greater leisure, might employ their pens upon literary fubjects, and afford fpeculations equally inftructive and amufing.
If any fault has been alledged against the Magazine, it is that of being rather grave than fprightly, which is what we would avoid, as every extreme is difagreeable ;-yet had we rather hear this obfervation, of the two, than that it is trifling, fuperficial, or ludicrous. We wish to please the variety
of taftes, and our compliments wait on the witty as well as the wife; we truft that, with their affiftance, our next Volume will be a more mifcellaneous production, and give new fatisfaction and pleasure.
The Publishers indulge a pride in thinking, that this Volume will be preferved in the LIBRARIES of men of tafte and literature, and that they will find it a useful repofitory. -And, in a word, fat fapienti, as the old phrafe is, that they will be so much pleafed with it, as to leave room on the SHELVES for the fucceeding FRUITS of their labour.
With the following EMBELLISHMENT S, viz. No. I. A Glafs Houfe. No. II. The Interview. No. III. A Song fet to Mufic,
BOS TO N
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A Crown Glass House, with the men
at Work No. 1. the melting furnace 2 The flashing furnace. 3 The cooling furnace. 4. A man blowing a globe for Crown glafs. 5. A man flashing out a sheet of crown glass. 6. A man putting a sheet of glass into the cooling furnace to cool.
Acknowledgments to our Correfpondents.
K's Inftructions preparatory to the Marriage ftate . appear to be the production of one not fufficient) ufed to Compofition.
Adam's Lines, in praise of Women, are not enough for the public Eye.
The Enigmatical Lift of Preachers is under confide ation.
The Imitation of the 34 Ode of Horace is received ar shall have a place in the next Number.
Linnæus's Syftem of Zoology will be purfued in fome f ture Numbers ; and better accommodated to the Engli
In page 25,column 1. line 7 from the bottom dele to, li 4 from the bottom, add to after "continuing." In the 31ft in the Poetry for "Memefis," read Nemefis.