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HERE never was, perhaps, an apology for the subje£t and arrange

ment of a Work more necesary than on the presint occafon: The

volume we now lay before the Public is a book of VARIATIONS, and contains, probably, more information than instruction. The occurrences recorded are singular and curious; whimsical, serious, and ridiculous ; a broken narrative, yet we presume to say, a regular history. The reader, however, on considering the subject, will, we hepe, excuuse the medley afpearance it makes.-KING, Lords, and Commons-Majorities, Minorities, Debates, and Diffolution, in SUPERIOR TYPĚ. Westminster Meetings, Quarrels, Negotiations, Advertisements, Hand Bills, &c. &c. &c. mobbing it along in small and crouded letter. In the midst the GREAT SEAL is held up, and claims the reader's notice. Next, Mr. Pitt and Grocers Hall, feufting and parade, with other illustrious matter of this kind. A succeeding page introduces HOOD and WRAY, Covent Garden, and Confusion then FOX, MAN OF THE PEOPLE, and men of various descriptions ; Constables, Justices of Peace, Armed Force, and Murder ! Paragraph follows next, serious and comic ; point and counter-point; Hood and Wray, versus Fox and Laurel. Following the Laurel, not unhappily indeed, the Muse; with her waiting maids, comes forward and closes the procession. Here we may aptly inforin the reader, that in the poetical part of our miscellany he will find by the duftion, that sometimes the Muse herself composed, and sometimes one or more of her humble attendants. Indeed, in revising our collection in form, we discover here and there certain appearances that give us reason to sufpeet some of these attendants to be no other than scullion-boys in disguise

, who, posibly having an intrigue with those a little above them in situation, had formed the desperate plan of Nipping on a female drefs over

their own dirty linen, and most gallantly determined to follow their mistresses in this expedition from Parnasus, even unto the “ Place of Cabbages.

To be ferious, we are afraid that many will think our Covent Garden something like its great prototype, not so clean swept as it ought to be.--In truth, we are far from being fatisfied in this respect : We can, notwithstanding, asure the reader, that we commenced our work with a determined resolu

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