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REVIEW AND MAGAZINE,
Monthly Political and Literary Censor,
SEPTEMBER TO DECEMBER (INCLUSIVE,)
WITH AN APPENDIX,
AN AMPLE REVIEW OF FOREIGN LITERATURE.
« Be it known to all who are under the dominion of bereticks that they are set free from
DECRET. Greg. lib. 5. tit. 7.
No. 22 Old Boswell-court, Strand,
BY J. WHITTLE ; AND SOLD BY ALL THE BOOKSELLERS IN THE UNITED KINGDOMS
THIS Volume of a Work, established for the purpose of maintaining and upholding those Religious and Political. Principles which were deeply implanted in his Lordship's Mind by his venerable Preceptor, the REVEREND WilLIAM JONES, OF NAYLAND, is respectfully dedicated, as a public Testimony of Esteem and Regard, by his Lordship's
Faithful Friend, and
VER since we commenced our labours, we have uniformly maintained, that the only effectual means of combating the system of usurpation and universal dominion which characterizes the French revolution in all its stages, was firm and extensive concert. The principles whence it sprung, the acts which it exhibited, and the characters which it formed, whatever might be their several diversities, all agreed in seeking the subjugation of mankind. This was a primary object of Brissot and his Girondins, Robespierre and his Terrorists, of Lépaux, and of Buonaparté. Such a purpose, pursued by so very pow. erful a people, rendered confederated resistance not only wise, but absolutely necessary. Under this conviction we have never failed to deplore the divisions which distinguished the progress, and determined the fate of the last war, and to hail with joy every appearance of returning union. At a very early period of our work, we conceived there was reason for congratulating the friends of social order, religion, and lawful monarchy throughout Europe. A disposition manifested itself in the greatest powers of the continent to unite with Britain, for the common purpose of safety and independence, One potentate, indeed, adhered to the narrow policy which first induced him to withdraw from the defensive combination against revolutionizing conquest and anarchy; but we hoped that the Sovereigns, who at that time saw and pursued their real interesis, would be able, in a considerable degree, to effect their purpose, even without the assistance of the Prussian King. Events for a time justified our expec. tations ; during a great part of 1799 we flattered our. selves that the existence and vigorous efforts of a powerful concert, though late, might still preserve Europe. But dissension and jealousy soon blasted the promising prospects : the confederacy dissolved, and one sovereignty after another fell under the insatiable ambition of revolutionary France. One adventurer becoming paramount in usurpation, gave YOL, XIX.