Excerpt from The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, Vol. 92: From June to December, 1822; Being the Fifteenth of a New Series; Part the Second
IN addressing the Publick, we feel ourselves in the situation of one who has been long absent from his choicest friends. If he has pleasant tidings to communicate he experiences the most exquisite delight in recapitulating them; but if, unfortunately, he has had' to struggle with untoward circumstances, or to encounter the frowns of adverse fortune, he recurs to the past with emotions rather of pain than of pleasure. Experiencing encouragement, as we do, beyond all precedent, with what pleasing satisfaction, then, must we greet our old friends, and accost our new acquaintances? We may perhaps be allowed, without presumption, to apply to ourselves, in some degree, the words Of the Trojan hero, as adopted for our motto: for where ever the English language is known, whether in the Eastern or Western world, the gentleman's magazine may be found - as a ﬂattering memento of our humble labours. But while more important objects engage our attention, we will not dwell on our own affairs longer than to state, that the editorial and typographical arrange. Ments adopted in the current volume, and fully noticed in our last half-yearly Address, have received considerable approbation, and, we trust, given general satisfaction. For proof of the variety of our lite rary stores, we appeal with confidence to the different Indexes of the Work.
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