Contents of the four former Volumes of this Work,

either or all of which may be had, Price HALF A
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VOL. I. for 1798-1799.
The Earl of Moira Mr. Jackson, of Exeter Mr. Justice Grote
Sir John Sinclair Lord Malmsbury

Mr. Kemble
Mr. Roscoe

D: Joseph White Miss Seward
The Earl of Liverpool The Brihup of Worcester The late Lord Chancellor of
Mr Abrahaa Newland The Ea'i of Buchan

Mr Fox
Mr. Northcote

Mr. Cumberland
Mr. Pitt

The Bishop of Llandaff Sir Archibald Macdonald
Dr. Darwin

Mr. Henry Erskine Mrs. Siddons
Lord Hood
Lord Charlemont

The Bishop of Salisbury
Sir G. L. Staunton
Mr. Grattan

Lord Eidon
Mr. Thomas Taylor

Sir W Sydney Smith The Duke of Norfolk
General Melville

Dr. Thomas Haweis Dr. Towers
The B'thop of London
Mr. Dundas

Lord Thurlow
Dean Tucker
Lord Kilwarden

The Marquis Cornwallis
Lord Duncan
Mr. Cuiran

Dr. Priestley
The Bishop of Rochester Lord Monboddo

Miss More
Mr. Justice Buller Mr. Duines Barrington Mr. Alderman Boydell
Dr. Wolcot
Dr. O'Leary

Mr. George Dyer
The Abp. of Canterbury l.ord Yelverton

Mr. D’Israeli
Mr. Arthur Murphy
Mr. Ifaac Corry

Mr. David Williams
The Earl of Dartmouth Mr. John Beresford Mr. Gilbert Wakefield:
The Bihop of Durham Mr. John Forster

Mr. Opie
Mr. King (the Comedian) Dr. Burney

Lord Rokeby
The Bishop of Winchester Dr. Herschel

Lord Nelson

VOL. II. for 1799-1800.
The Earl of St. Vincent Sir John Parnell

Dr. Garnett
Mr, Sheridan
Mr. Southey

Lord Dillon
The Rev. Dr. Parr
Dr. Duigenan

Lord Caftlereagh
The Hon. T, Erskine Mr. George Fonsonby Dr. Adam Ferguson
Dr. Charles Hutton Mr. Granville Sharpe Mr. William Hayley
Lord Hawkelbury
Mr. Pelham

The Countess of Derby
Dean Milner

The Duke of Grafton Mr. Pratt
The Bishop of Meath Mr. Secretary Cooke Dr. Harrington
The Rev. William Farish Major Cartwright The Duchers of Gordon
Sir Francis Burgeois

ine Duke of Leinster Dr. Currie
The Duke of Richmond Mrs. Inchbald

Mils Linwood
Mrs. Abington
Earl Fitzwilliam

Mr. William Cowper
Mr. Saurin

Mr. William Godwin Lord Kenyon
Dr. Samuel Arnold

The Rev. Mr. Greaves Mr. Hastings
Lord Bridport
Mr Shield

The Duke of Bedford
The Marquis of Lansdown/sir George Younge


Mr Matthew Boulton
ProfefTor Porson
Mr. Pinkerton
Mr. Wilberforce
Mrs. Charlotte Smith
Sir Ralph Abercromby
Lord Dorcheiter

VOL. III. for 1800-1801.
Earl Stanhope

Mr. Bushrod Washington
James Gregory Sr. John Gillies
rae Duke of Bridgwater Lord Hobart
D., Wiliam Mavor

Mr Bidlake
Mr. Robert Ker Porter Lord Loughborough
Mr. John Thelwall Mr. Dugald Stewart

Dr. Hugh Blair

Mr. Barry

VOL. III. for 1800-1801-continued.

Mr. Barry
Mrs. Robinson
Mr. John Ireland
Sir William Beechey
The Duke of Portland
Sir Joseph Banks
Sir Peter Parker

Mr. Edmund Cartwright Mr. George Colmao
Lord Grenville

Mr. Alderman Skinner
Dr. William Hawes Dr. James Anderson
Mr. Edmund Randolph The Prince de Bouillon
Mr. Paul Sandby

The Duke of Marlborough Mr. John Clerk

The Lord-Justice-Clerk of Dr. Lettfom


VOL. IV. for 1801-1802.

Mr. Addington
Sir Richard Hughes
Lord Spencer
Lord Alvanley
Mr. J. H. Tooke
General Bowles
Marquis Townshend
Governor Franklin
Earl of Fife
Dr. Moore

Colonel Despard
Lord Sheffield
Mr. Windham
Count Rumford
Rev. T. Maurice
General Strutt
Mr. Dawlon (Sedburgh)
Dr. Rennel
Mr. Caleb Whitefoord

Dr. Mitchell
Colonel Tatham
Bishop of Lincoln
Mrs. Cowley
Dr. Beattie
General Hutchinson
James Martin, M. P.
Dr. Rees
Mr. Arthur Young.

Critical Opinions upon the preceding Volumes. “ This work excites much curiosity because it professedly treats of living characters, and we infer that its information is impartial and correct. It is but justice to own that we have been altogether amused by the publication.-British Critic.

“ A spirit of candour and moderation evidently pervades the present publication. Some of the characters arc drawn with great discrimination, and display an acuteness of powers, and a felicity of expression, not to be found in the feeting productions of the day. In short, the work abounds in moral and critical observations that evince correctness of judgment, and delicacy of taste."

London Review. “ This work discovers refpe&able traite of discrimination, and has the merit of being uncontaminated by the virulence of party spirit." Critical Review.

" The memoirs contained in these volumes are full and accurate in point of information ; judicious in their literary and critical strictures; and exhibit well drawn and appropriate characters of their respective subjects. They are not written under the uni. form influence of any particular theological or political bias.---New Annual Regifter.

“ This work proceeds according to its first design, and it seems to improve as it advances with time. The Volumes contain a considerable number of memoirs of perfons, our contemporaries, who figure in the moral, the political, and the scientific walks of society. The discusion of living characters is a difficult and delicate task, but in the execution of it, the authors of this work have acquitted themselves with as much success as can reasonably be expected.”

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OF 1802-3.


WHE times in which we live have been peculiarly

marked by party divisions, feuds, and animosities; attended by more virulence and rancour, more personality and abuse, than good men would have wished to have witnessed, especially when great characters were engaged in a struggle for popularity and power : and the public pulse has been so much irritated and inflamed by these contests, that the fever of party cannot be presumed to have sufficiently subsided, to make it fit for a casual biographer to discuss them; let him bc ever so impartial he would necessarily be liable to be charged as a writer influenced by some prejudice personal or political. If, therefore, in the following memoir of a nobleman, who certainly has not been an inactive spectator of the great events of his own times, we have refrained from entering at large into his political conduct and character, it is because we deem it, at once, more prudent and more becoming to leave such topics to the candid pen of the future historian, and to the cooler judgment of posterity. William Lord Auckland, LL.D. and F. R. S. is 1802-3. B


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