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1. An Elegant Frontispiece, defigned and engraved by the most capital Artists
5. Sonnet by the late Dr. Greene,
EXPLANATION OF THE FRONTISPIECE.
The GENIUS of ELOQUENCE prefenting THE LADY'S MAGAZINE to YOUTH and BEAUTY.
The Effay of Clelia has fome merit,; but it is much too defultory, and requires correction.
We are obliged to Eliza for her communication.
Conftantia's Queries are received,
The Remarks of Mercator are judicious; but his fubject does not accord with our plan.
Philharmonio fhall be attended to.
Humilia may receive her packet again by sending for it. Her request is contrary to our custom.
Received, Fanny Wooburn. A Tale.-Sonnet on the Death of Lieutenant John Cochran.-Lines to Mifs S. S.-Acrostic by R. S.-Veríes on the clofe of the year.-Several Rebuses, Charades, Enigmatical Lifts, &c.
MONG the many advantages derived to fociety from the invention of the Art of Printing, perhaps the pubication of Periodical Repofitories for Fugitive Pieces, and the first efforts of dawning genius, is not to be efteemed one of the leaft. The variety of literary amufements, which, when properly conducted, they contain, cannot fail to furnish fomething agreeable to every tafte, which may convey inftruction without the trouble of laborious ftudy. Whatever exercises the mind, tends to expand and invigorate its faculties, and that mental exercife which is required for the perusal of a Monthly Miscellany, will neither cause any great confumption of the time of the busy, nor exhaust the patience even of the idle.
- Such Publications, however, notwithstanding their avowed miscellaneous nature, are usually adapted to fome particular class of readers. The politician, the antiquary, the artist, and the man of fashion (a term too often abused to fignify the libertine and the debauchee) are accommodated monthly with their respective Mifcellanies. The agreeable province which we have affumed to ourselves, is to compile one appropriated to the Ufe and Amusement of the FAIR SEX. From this, we would exclude the dry and lefs pleafing details of the B 2