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Printed by C. Roworth, Bell-yard, Temple-bar; for::
JOHN MURRAY, 50, ALBEMARLE STREET;

SOLD ALSO BY

PARKER, OXFORD; DEIGHTON, CAMBRIDGE,

WILLIAM BLACKWOOD, EDINBURGH;
AND J. CUMMING, DUBLIN.

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This day is published, price 21. 2s. a whole-length Portrait of
THE RIGHT HONOURABLE WILLIAM PITT;
Engraved in the Line-manner by Mr. BRAGG, after a Picture painted by the late
JOHN HOPPNER, Esq. R. A.

This Portrait was the last for which Mr. Pitt sat, having been painted for Lord Mul-
grave, in the October preceding his death. It is the same from which, with the per-
mission of Lord Mulgrave, Mr. Nollekens copied his celebrated Bust.

Sold, by Appointment of Mrs. HOPPNER, by J. MURRAY, 50, Albemarle Street.

THE

QUARTERLY REVIEW.

MARCH, 1813.

ART. I. Malte par un Voyageur François, 12mo.

Saggio di Agricoltura per le Isole di Malta e Gozo del Padre Carlo Giacinto, &c. &c. 8vo.

Observations on the Climate, Manners, and Amusements of Malta. By William Domeier, M. D. 8vo.

Materials for a History of the People of Malta. By William Eton, Esq. &c. 8vo.

IF

F singular anomalies never fail to arrest our attention, Malta, which presents so many deviations from the common order of things, moral and physical, is surely calculated to excite curiosity and interest. In a political point of view, she has far stronger claims upon our notice. Every year, we might almost say every month, which has elapsed since the renewal of hostilities, has afforded additional proof of the advantage, or rather of the necessity of this island to Great Britain, so long as she shall wish to maintain her station, either as a belligerent or a commercial power in the Mediterranean; and we trust that by this time the tenenda est Melita, is become as favourite a political maxim with Englishmen as the delenda est Carthago, was with the Romans. But if time and experience have convinced us of the soundness of such a principle, those two great teachers, in shewing us the value of our prize, have also shewn us that the system upon which we have hitherto acted is not the best calculated for its preservation. We believe we speak the common opinion, in considering our policy in the government of our foreign possessions as defective; but whilst a modification of the present system, if a radical change cannot be effected, is become necessary in all, it is no where more imperiously called for than in Malta. Postponing those considerations, which are general to our colonial acquisitions, we shall examine such points as are peculiar to that island; and after observing, that we view the spirit of cabal, which has exhibited itself there, through no exaggerated medium, and that we hold the main pretensions of the malcontents to be not less unreasonable than their power is insufficient to enforce them, we are yet of opinion that the causes of this spirit of disaffection, however remote or indirect, clearly call for inquiry.

VOL. IX. NO. XVII.

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