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THE FAIR SEX;
SOLELY TO THEIR USE AND AMUSEMENT.
9 The Physician,
10 Ladies' Dresses on her Majesty's
11 POETICAL ESSAYS Ode for
12 Foreign News,
13 Home News,
Cupid and the Nymphs
This Number is embellished with the following Copper-plates,
1. An elegant FRONTISPIECE.
2. London MORNING and FULL DRESSES.
3. A New and elegant PATTERN for a TUCKER, &c.
Printed for G. ROBINSON, No. 25, Paternoster-Row;
The Tale entitled the Fleet Prison, or a Cure for Extravagance, is received, and shall appear in our next.
Mr. Witham Farrow's note has been received; we are certainly sorry for any occurrence which deprives us of his ingenious communications, and, with many thanks for the pieces he has already favored us with, still hope we may hear from him again.
We are much obliged to the writer of Augustus and Rosabelle for the continuation and conclusion of that piece: it shall be at ⚫tended to.
Alfred and Fanny is received, and may expect insertion.
We return many thanks to S. A. for her polite compliments: the biographical notices she recommends, if they should be procured, will probably be inserted. With respect to her inquiry, it is now pretty generally known that the Anna Matilda, and Laura Maria, of the Poetry of the World, were the late Mrs. Cowley and Mrs. Robinson, and Ďella Crusca Mr. Robert Merry; the real names of writers still living, who may have written under assumed ones, it might not be so proper to disclose.
The emulative poetry of two sisters, on the same subject, certainly displays some ingenuity, but requires revision.
In our next we shall present our readers with an elegant Portrait (engraved by J. HEATH, Esq.) of the Empress JOSEPHINE, the repudiated Consort of NAPOLEON BONAPARTE.
THE revolving year has again imposed on us the truly pleasing duty, of expressing our most grateful acknowlegements to the Public in general, and our Fair PATRONESSES in particular, for the very liberal, and constantly-increasing encouragement, with which our Miscellany has, for so long a series of years, continued to be honored. To obtain their approbation we have unremittingly made every exertion, and we have received the , most satisfactory and pleasing proofs that our endeavours have been most favorably received.
The LADY'S MAGAZINE has been invariably conducted on the same plan on which it was originally established: It was to be, and we trust has been, a repository for the productions of genius, and especially of female genius, whether dawning or mature, and a vehicle for useful instruction and innocent amusement - equally aroiding what might be too abstruse or formal, on the one hand, or too trivial and frivolous, on the other carefully abstaining, on all occasions, from entering into those political disputes of parties, which can only tend to irritate and embitter the mind; and still more carefully excluding whatever might have the most remote tendeney to
that licentiousness which must equally disgrace the author and the reader,
To this plan we have studiously adhered. To our Correspondents, to whose invaluable assistance much of the praise we have received is certainly due, we owe the most sincere and grateful acknowlegen'ents: and we earnestly solicit the continuance of their numerous favors. And here we think it proper to repeat what we have observed in some former addresses to them—that if we are sometimes under the necessity of suppressing some of the contributions of the younger and less experienced among them, to give them an opportunity to revise and reproduce them in a more correct form, that ought rather to stimulate them to make new exertions for improvement, than to discourage them from future attempts. i We now commence the FORTY-FIRST VOLUME of our Miscellany, fully confiding that we shall experience the same candor and liberal encouragement to which we have been so long accustomeds and we request permission to assure our Fair Readers and valuable Correspondents, that the same exertions shall be unceasingly made, to render the LADY'S MAGAZINE still equally worthy their attention and patronage.