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ROM the fullest Conviction of the utter Impossibility of methodiz
ing, arranging, printing, and publishing, any Miscellany, calculated to comprize all the Events of a Month, by the First Day of the succeeding one the Editors of the BRITISH MAGAZINE and REVIEW, who are determined to preserve in their work a compleat Monthly Register of authenticated Transactions, properly selected and digested, have come to the Resolution of making their Day of Publication the TENTH of each succeeding Month; so that the Magazine for June (as is, indeed, the Case with the present Number) shall contain all the Occurrences which may happen in the Month from which it receives it's Appellation, including even the very last Day.
This is the shortest Time in which Facts can be sufficiently ascertained, digefted, and printed, so as to be safely recorded in a Work where they are meant to be preserved for Ages.
It is different with Newspapers; the impatient Curiosity of whose Readers must at all Events be gratified, and which, being of no Value after they are once perused, are not liable to mislead' at any future Period.
To remedy this manifest Defect, fome have adopted the Method of publishing in the Middle of the succeeding Month; but as these have always continued their temporary Articles beyond the Limits of the preceding one, they have uniformly fallen into an Error equally fatal.
In short, there seems no Way of rationally contriving a Magazine for a particular Month, calculated to satisfy Ladies and Gentlemen of Sense and Discernment, without including every Transaction in that Month; and as the Endeavours of the EDITORS of the BRITISH MAGAZINE and Review have constantly been exerted to secure the Approbation of Persons of this Description, they are convinced that the Alteration in the Day of publishing their future Numbers will prove highly satisfactory to their very numerous Friends, who cannot fail to see the Propriety of the Measure,
** Answers to Correspondents must be deferred till our next.
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trious family of the Cavendishes is fufLORD JOHN CAVENDISH.
ficiently known to every person in the *HE Right Honourable John Ca- smallest degree acquainted with the
; John Cavendish, is the fourth son of tegrity, and native goodness of heart, William, the third Duke and fixth Earl, the present subject of our memoirs of Devonshire, by Catharine, daughter yields not to the proudeft of his anand sole heir of John Hoskins, Efq. cestors. Above the paltry views of of the county of Middlesex; and third ambition or intereft, he acts invariably uncle of William, the present and fifth from the di&tates of a heart which does Dake, and eighth Earl, of Devonshire. honour to human nature: and though His lordship was born in or about the we will not be hardy enough to say he year 1730, and was elected a mem may never err, we shall 'rifque little ber of parliament for the boroughs of in afferting, that Lord John Cavendish Weymouth and Melcombe-Regis, Dor? will never perfift in error after the mofetshire, in 1754; for Knaresborough ment of conviction. From principle in the county of York, in 1961; and he opposed the measures of Lord North, in the last and present parliaments for during that celebrated minifter's long the city of York. On the 27th of adminiftration; and equally from prinMarch 1782, his lordfhip was appoint ciple we have lately seen him affift in ed Chancellor of the Exchequer; in conciliating such an arrangement as which office he continued till a fhort he supposes will best serve his country, time after the decease of his noble With all the arđour of genuine patriofriend, the Marquis of Rockingham, tic enthusiasm; with all the affiduity, but retired on the Earl of Shelburne's perseverance, and honour, of disinpromotion to the Treasury.
terested zeál; he constantly endeavours His lordship continued out of office to discharge what he considers as his till the late coalition; when he again duty in a public capacity: in private accepted the chancellorship of the Ex life, he is the secret patron of merit, chequer, on the refignation of the Ho, and the unoftentatious dispenser of nourable Mr. William Pitt, by whom benevolence. While we contemplate he had himself been fucceeded. the general character of this worthy The unsullied honour of the illus- man, it is impossible not to remember
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